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Top 5 Museums to Visit in Brisbane

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Published January 22nd 2017
Brisbane is an awesome destination that is rich in history, art and culture. Whether for fun or educational experience, you will find a great variety of different museums. Therefore, the following are the top 5 museums that you can visit in Brisbane:

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Source: Wikipedia (Author: Jonny Brownbill)


1. Queensland & Sciencentre Museums

This is one of the largest museums with great history, variety of collections, cultural and natural heritage. It is easily accessible to visitors due to its convenient location in the South Banks. If you want to be exposed on the history, culture and the lifestyle of the past, present, and future, then this is the right place to visit. Here, you can have an opportunity to explore the beauty of the state, and to have a glare of ancient creatures or better known as the giants of the past.

2. Museum of Brisbane

This spectacular museum gathers and showcases crafts and exhibitions, historical, social, and cultural stories of the people of the past, different creatures of the past, and even the lifestyle changes of the people. The location of this precious museum is in the CBD City Hall. There are a number of captivating events that are aimed at displaying culture, history, and different collections to both visitors and the people of Brisbane.

3. Workshops Rail Museum

Though it is not located in the city, it is just in the outskirts and you can take a 40-minute drive to the west. The reason why it is included in the list is due to its history. The museum has been in operation for a very long period spanning to over 140 years. In this case, you can easily guess how rich, how historic, and how ancient the different collections and exhibitions are. In this destination, you will have an opportunity to learn about the evolution of rail life, its aspects and mechanisms.

4. Queensland Maritime Museum

Queensland Maritime is located in the dry dock of South Bank Brisbane. It is one of the best resources available for studying the history of the ancient people as they used to depend purely on the river for transportation. Just to mention on the highlights, you will find inspiring stories on navigation, lighthouses, shipwrecks, iconic vessels, and model ships among other invaluable features.

5. The University of Queensland Museum

The University of Queensland is really a great destination for different arts, culture, and history. It encompasses the anthropology, physics, earth sciences, anatomy, zoology, and antiquities museums that are rich in collections of all time. Students and visitors have benefited from this excellent facility that serves both educational and recreational needs of the people.

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