Brisbane has several fascinating museums and art galleries. If you are a museum buff, visiting Brisbane and discovering its delightful range of museums is a great idea. The same goes for families on vacation. Museums give both adults and children inspiration as well as opportunities to learn.
Here at Hampton Court North Brisbane accommodation, we offer studio apartments as well as a range of two bedroom apartments fit for the whole family or a group of friends. These apartments are self-contained and are just a short drive away to the city’s best cultural and entertainment attraction including the following:
1. Miegunyah House Museum
Would you like to see one of Brisbane's most accessible heritage homes? Though Miegunyah was built in 1880, the house which is now home of The Queensland Women's Historical Association is a well-preserved and fine example of Victorian elegance and charm.
In fact, it is richly-decorated with iron lacework and balustrade, filigree columns as well as friezes complete with late 19th-century style furnishing. If you want to see these up close, Miegunyah is open to the public for tours as well as morning and afternoon teas.
2. Museum of Brisbane
Located on the third level of Brisbane City Hall, a premier heritage building is the Museum of Brisbane. Here you will find the city’s history as well as vibrant art & culture through their series of exhibitions both temporary and permanent installations like the Perspective of Brisbane as well as tours such as the Brisbane City Hall Heritage Tour, Clock Tower Tour and more. There are also workshops, talks, and special events all year-round.
3. Queensland Museum
How about visiting the state museum of Queensland and learning all about the state’s natural history, cultural heritage including science and human achievement? Queensland Museum showcases a variety of permanent as well as changing exhibitions and experiences kids will enjoy such as ENERGEX Playasaurus Place and SparkLab.
4. Queensland Police Museum
In 1864, Queensland was the fifth state to obtain its own police division. Since its establishment, Queensland policing practice evolved dramatically. If you are interested to know the history, the Queensland Police Museum showcases 25 displays illustrating a range of policing themes.
It is open to the public from Monday to Thursday and during the last Sunday of the month. There are also public programs as well as monthly presentations with guest speakers from historical and crime-solving fields. The Queensland Police Museum is located on the ground floor of Queensland Police Headquarters.
5. Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
Brisbane City Council's Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha. The planetarium opened its doors in 1978 and continues to provide entertaining and at the same time informative shows for both adults and children to enjoy such as the Perfect Little Planet and The Little Star that Could. Take note, there are programs that are not recommended for children under six such as Capturing the Cosmos, Cosmic Collisions, Dark Universe and more.
Are you ready to explore these museums? Book your stay at Hampton Court Apartments, your nearest Brisbane Airport family accommodation!