Brisbane Open House
Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank, South Brisbane|
Saturday : 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday : 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Pre-booked guided tours and some general access

Delve into the mysterious unseen world of the Museum’s collection stores with our expert tour guides. The Museum is like an iceberg – only a small part of our huge collection is on display. Behind the scenes, we have an amazing world to explore, with millions of objects and specimens.

This guided tour takes you behind the scenes for a unique chance to see the priceless collections up close and learn more about how we store and look after these precious objects and specimens.

The Natural Environments tour will include viewing unique animals (vertebrates) and seashells from the collection, including extinct and endangered species. This tour will highlight how these specimens, including stuffed animals, study skins, shells and more are used for research and are part of the collection. This tour visits the Vertebrates, Insects and Molluscs collection.

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: Tours of the QM Collection at 11am and 1pm daily. Limited capacity - must be pre-booked. Also general access

Tour Tips

Register at the building on arrival

Dress Requirements

Enclosed shoes

Wheelchair access


Is Heritage listed



Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: N/A

Environment Accreditation: N/A

Robin Gibson