Queensland Museum is the network’s flagship campus and is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland.
The museum houses permanent galleries including the redeveloped SparkLab, Sciencentre; the Anzac Legacy Gallery; the Discovery Centre where visitors can interact with hundreds of objects, animals and fossils; the Lost Creatures gallery about Queensland dinosaurs and megafauna; and the Wild State gallery showcasing Queensland’s unique biodiversity.
The museum regularly hosts national and international touring exhibitions and also provides in-depth education experiences, innovative public programs, early childhood activities and entertaining holiday activities. They aim to connect visitors to Queensland, its people and Queensland’s place in the world – past, present and future.
Behind the scenes, the museum is home to millions of objects, specimens and artefacts that make up the State Collection as well as several research and conservation laboratories.
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QLD MUSEUM FAQs
What are the opening hours?
The exhibition is on Level 3 of Queensland Museum. The Museum opens at 9:30, and closing at 4pm with the last session going in at 3pm. Check your preferred date on the Museum website
There is a public car park directly below the museum. Access in and out of the Cultural Centre car park is only available via Stanley Place and then via the Culture Centre tunnel to the car parks. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee a car space will be available. The morning sessions are the most popular and the carpark often fills quickly.
Rate: $17 per entry/per day. Credit Cards (Visa & MasterCard) only, no EFTPOS or cash available.
Monday to Friday: 5:30am to midnight
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am to midnight
Public holidays: 7:00am to midnight (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Alternative parking is available at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Payment is by credit card only (Visa or Mastercard). Visa and MasterCard are accepted at exit booths, or Fast Pay Fast Exit using credit card on entry and exit. Entry via Merivale, Melbourne and Grey Streets.
What are the transport options?
The museum is a short walk across the river from the Brisbane CBD. You can enter the museum via Level 2 and exit via the gift store.
There is a public car park directly below the museum. Access in and out of the Cultural Centre car park is only available via Stanley Place and then via the Culture Centre tunnel to the car parks.
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee a car space will be available. The morning sessions are the most popular and the carpark often fills quickly.
For more information about parking at the Cultural Centre phone +61 (0) 7 3840 7334.
The museum is in TransLink zone 1 within walking distance of:
South Brisbane railway station
Cultural Centre Busway station
South Bank CityCat and Ferry terminals.
For more information visit TransLink or call them on 13 12 30.
What is the price for tickets?
Adult – $19.50
Concession (Australian Pensioners, Seniors and Full-Time Students) – $17
Junior (3-12) – $12.50
Under 3s – FREE
Family (2 x adults and 2 x children, or 1 adult and 3 children) – $59
Adult – $39
Concession (Australian Pensioners, Seniors and Full-Time Students) – $34
Junior (3-12) -$25
Family (2 x adults and 2 x children, or 1 adult and 3 children) – $118
Why are there session times?
This is to manage the number of visitors in the venue at any one time so that we can provide an enjoyable experience for all.
Session times – how long can we stay in session?
It takes a minimum of 90 minutes to view the exhibition.
Can you buy tickets at the door?
You can if tickets are available. Most sell out online. The Museum has a COVID safe plan in place. We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available for all sessions at the door.
Are we able to take photographs?
Most definitely, although we would ask for no commercial photography.
Will Brickman be at the event?
Brickman will be filming the next series of LEGO Masters Australia so is unlikely to be able to attend unfortunately
I purchased tickets online – do I need a copy of the paper ticket to gain entry?
Please have a version of your e-ticket on your phone or a hardcopy on arrival.
From what age will children be charged for entry?
3 and above.
Who is included in the concession price?
Australian Pensioners, Seniors and Full-Time Students.
Do you accept Companion cards?
Yes. Companion Card holders are free.
Do senior cards qualify for discounts?
Yes. Seniors are admitted at Concession prices
What is the age limit for children’s tickets?
3-12. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult within the exhibition.
Is food and drinks allowed?
Food and drink are not allowed in the exhibition.
Is there an area to leave personal belongings?
The museum has cloaking facilities on Level 2 for small items only – no large bags or luggage are able to be left.
Are there ATM’s nearby?
There is an ATM across the foot bridge at QPAC, but we prefer non-cash payments.
Is there wheelchair and pram access?
Accessible parking can be found on the lower level of the Queensland Museum car park. Lifts from the car park to the Level 2 main entrance will connect you with lifts to other levels of the building.
All entrances and areas in the museum are wheelchair accessible. Lifts are located centrally inside the building to enable access to all levels of the museum. See more on the Queensland Museum website