Queensland Museum & Sciencentre


Dig deeper into Queensland history at the state's main historical repository, where intriguing exhibits include a skeleton of the state’s own dinosaur Muttaburrasaurus (aka ‘Mutt’), and the Avian Cirrus, the tiny plane in which Queenslander Bert Hinkler made the first England-to-Australia solo flight in 1928. Meanwhile, the site's Sciencentre is an educational fun house with a plethora of interactive exhibits delving into life science and technology. Book tickets for Sciencentre online.

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Nearby Brisbane attractions

1. Queensland Cultural Centre

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On South Bank, just over Victoria Bridge from the CBD, the Queensland Cultural Centre is the epicentre of Brisbane’s cultural confluence. Surrounded by…

2. Queensland Art Gallery

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While Brisbane's main art museum includes numerous international works, its forte is its Australia collection. This includes works by heavyweights like…

3. State Library of Queensland

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Sandwiched between the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane's pre-eminent library hosts free, often fascinating exhibitions…

4. Gallery of Modern Art

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All angular glass, concrete and black metal, must-see GOMA celebrates modern and contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on Australian, Asian and…

5. Wheel of Brisbane

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Steps from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre is Brisbane's slightly more modest version of the giant observation wheels now common in cities from…

6. Pillars Project

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Beneath the South Brisbane rail overpass, a row of concrete pillars has been transformed into 11 giant street-art murals by some of the hottest names on…

7. South Bank Parklands


Should you sunbake on a sandy beach, saunter through a rainforest, or eye-up a Nepalese peace pagoda? You can do all three in this 17.5-hectare park…

8. Treasury Building

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At the western end of the Queen St Mall is the magnificent Italian Renaissance–style Treasury Building, dating from 1889. No tax collectors inside – just…