City Hall

City Hall, Brisbane

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Government Buildings
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Brisbane's most famous landmark features the circular Concert Hall, a world-famous grand piano organ and a majestic view from the clock tower.
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Jeff M
Perth, Australia42 contributions
Quick visit, pay a visit on your way to Myer's center
Jan. 2021
On my Brisbane tour, I was recommended this place mainly for the small museum on the 3'd floor, however, the building has more art to offer in other parts of the building besides the museum. Photographs of past prime ministers hanged up near the reception, souvenirs gifted to "Australia" by other country's representatives all stacked neatly behind a glass panel, and other pieces of government history can be found at the City Hall.

Especially would recommend if you are into Australian politics or into art in general :)
Written 19 July 2021
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia44,220 contributions
Stunning night view
Mar. 2021
We walked past Brisbane City Hall one evening after having dinner with them on the southside of Brisbane. Looked stunning at night and was listed on the Register of the National Estate in 1978.
Written 16 April 2021
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thewanderingslaters
Perth, Australia237 contributions
Lovingly restored masterpiece
Feb. 2021
This magnificent building built during the 1920 -30's and for me reminds me of Art Deco period. Outside sandstone from Helidon in Qld, the marble comes from Orange in NSW, Belgium and italy. It would have been a massive undertaking in the day.

As you are guided around by a knowledgable tour guide on you free visit you can't help be impressed by this buildings size and how much it has been lovingly restored.
There are free tours of the clock tower and the MoB (Museum of Brisbane). You could lose yourself for the day. Due to COVID you just need to get tickets in advance although they take walk ins if there is room and you register.
Written 11 February 2021
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STEPHEN N
Smithfield, Australia21,054 contributions
Town Hall Clock Tower Tour
Dec. 2020
Booked to go up into the Clock Tower on Christmas Eve 24/12/20 for 2:15pm, a very interesting lift experience & the tour lasts around 15 mins with some great high views from the top. The young lady operating the Lift was very informative on the history of the Lift & Town Hall Clock.
Free Admission, and have to book the tour.
Written 19 January 2021
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Rebecca
Adelaide, Australia1,645 contributions
With a walk through and tour the clock tower
Dec. 2020 • Solo
The architecture inside is worth a marvel at. They don't seem to care too much of you wander into other areas which do seem to belong to government departments and council offices. There are some exhibits and some banners on display. Up the top you can take a tour of the clock tower. Probably spend 1h
Written 4 January 2021
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia7,950 contributions
Christmas light display
Dec. 2020 • Friends
Came here at night to watch the light show, it was brilliant and most of the facade was used. I had to watch it a couple of times to see everything, the best thing of all it's free, well done Brisbane.
Written 21 December 2020
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Anne V
Albany Creek, Australia59 contributions
Clock tower tour not to be missed don’t leave town without checking it out
Nov. 2020 • Couples
This tour was Amazing. First off it’s free but please book online to save disappointment.

We went today, we had amazing guides and were told the whole history of the construction

we didn’t even know you could do this until recently so rushed to book. Numbers are limited with covid.

Amazing historical lift what a huge buzz seeing it let alone riding up in it, the views are amazing if you enjoy heights we do.

We had such an awesome experience and highly recommend this tour to both locals and visitors alike. You can never know too much about your city or it’s history and seeing the views wow

Huge thanks to the friendly helpful staff for making this experience amazing.
Written 27 November 2020
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Norm Travels
Tifton, GA347 contributions
GOOD HISTORY
Nov. 2020
City Hall is worth the visit, particularly if you are keen on local history. The clock is very interesting
Written 13 November 2020
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Alee G
Vancouver, Canada52 contributions
Delightful exhibits at MOB
Oct. 2020
Unbelievable insights and truth about the history of this city plagued by crooked politicians. Even the Indigenous are given a voice here. WOW.
Written 13 October 2020
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JanBAustralia
Southport, Australia21 contributions
Wonderful Building
Aug. 2020
What a wonderful building this is It is huge and to think it was built in just 2 years is astounding. Full of history and stories.
Written 18 August 2020
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