Brisbane Museums

Cutting-edge artworks and local history take the stage in the capital of the Sunshine State.

Get the bigger picture when you visit Brisbane's museums. Queensland's capital city is home to some of Australia's most prestigious art galleries and a fantastic collection of history and natural science museums. Take a stroll through the city's cultural precinct and check out contemporary Australian art, architectural landmarks and historic icons.

South Brisbane's cultural precinct is the perfect place to get your bearings in the city. The waterfront district spans a bend in the Brisbane River and features a collection of acclaimed institutions within walking distance. Visit the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and the Queensland Art Gallery to explore an ever-changing selection of local and international talent. Next door, the Queensland Museum and Science Centre showcases the Queensland region's captivating natural and cultural history.

Continue south to visit the Queensland Maritime Museum, which celebrates the city's seafaring heritage with a collection of historic ships and models. Cross the river to reach Brisbane's historic district, which is home to the architectural treasures that house the Commissariat Store Museum and the Museum of Brisbane.

Check out the inner-northern neighbourhood of Fortitude Valley to find some of Brisbane's most exciting art galleries, such as the Institute of Modern Art.