3 Museums in Brisbane, Australia That You Can Visit Without Spending a Dime

Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane, Australia. Photo by Michael on Unsplash

Brisbane is one of Australia’s most charming cities, and you won’t need a fortune to explore its rich history and thriving art scene. Many of the city’s top museums can be visited free of charge, and these three are a good place to start.

Queensland Museum

The state museum of Queensland is one of Brisbane’s must-see spots, especially if you enjoy exploring museums dedicated to natural history, cultural heritage, and science. Entry to Queensland Museum is free, but some exhibitions and events come with an entry fee, including SparkLab, which offers interactive exhibits to visitors of all ages, themed around science and technology.

Museum of Brisbane

If you’re in the mood to explore Brisbane’s rich history and culture, this museum inside Brisbane City Hall is the place to be. Entry to this museum is free, except for special exhibitions and programs, and you can discover many historical exhibits, and artwork, or join a clock tower tour during your visit.

Queensland Art Gallery

QAGOMA stands for Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, and it’s Brisbane’s most popular art center. Most exhibitions, screenings, and programs can be explored free of charge, including its impressive collection of Australian and Asia-Pacific art.