Delve into nearly 200 years of Queensland history by visiting Queensland State Archives.
With records dating back to the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement of 1824, the collection contains rare documents, registers, maps, plans, drawings, AV material and even 3D models. Stage 1 of our modern, purpose-built facility at Runcorn was opened in 1993 and expanded in 2008 to measure 23,322 square metres in total.
Visit QSA’s newest exhibition ‘Sunshine Rebooted: the final Bjelke-Petersen Cabinet Minutes’. Using interactive tables, touchscreens, artwork, cartoons and interviews of people closely involved, the exhibitions covers the most pressing issues of the day – The Fitzgerald Inquiry, the AIDS epidemic and the World Heritage listing of the Wet Tropics. Not to be missed!
QSA is open to the public Monday to Friday and on the second Saturday of the month. Behind the scenes is a preservation laboratory where records are conserved and preserved, digital scanning facilities, environmental and sustainability features such as roof top rain collection, three million litre water tank, and repositories with climate controlled conditions especially suited to the different types of records. There are 13 repositories maintained at 20 degrees temperature and 50% relative humidity. There are also cold rooms which range from 4 degrees to 10 degrees and 35% humidity to store film, microfilm and other audio visual media.
Foyer, public search room plus guided tours of repositories & preservation lab
How to book Saturday
Register on the day
Saturday Guided Tours
Times: Rolling tours on the hour, last tour 3pm
Wear enclosed shoes, bring a cardigan or jacket. No photos inside the building allowed. Free parking
Sunshine Rebooted exhibition
2009 Research, Development & Innovation, 2009 Sustainable Architecture Award