As my regular readers know, I am a big fan of the Museum of Brisbane (fondly called MoB). So I am very happy to let you know that it will reopen its doors to the public on Friday 17 July. I have missed it during the time of COVID isolation, but exploring the Museum's free online resourcehas been wonderful. The best news is that the reopening coincides with the launch of The Storytellers Exhibition, a special City Hall LEGO Build and the debut of the new Storytellers Walking Tours where we can explore Brisbane through art, history and culture.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night in Boggo Road Gaol (shudder)? Or what Kangaroo Point has to do with kangaroos? Or even what went on at your Nana's place during the Second World War? You can discover some answers when nine of Brisbane's top wordsmiths uncover Brisbane's histories, myths and tales from Friday 17 July 2020. Entry is FREE at the Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall. Chairman Sallyanne Atkinson AO, members of the Board and Director Renai Grace will open this new exhibition. For more information click here.
Storytellers Walking Tours Inspired by The Storytellers Exhibition, MoBrisbane is introducing a series of new walking tours. You are invited to step into the "storybook" that is our amazing city and discover the true tales it holds. Tours include:
Brisbane City Hall LEGO Build Brisbane City Hall is 100 years old, and to celebrate its centenary, renowned LEGO builder Ben Craig is rebuilding Brisbane City Hall from the ground up, using over 40,000(!) LEGO Bricks. Visit Brisbane City Hall from Saturday 27 June to Thursday 30 July 2020 to see the City Hall LEGO Build Pop-up.
Museum of Brisbane MoB brings Brisbane's vibrant art, culture and history to life through exhibitions, workshops, tours, talks and children's activities. It is located in Brisbane City Hall in King George Square in the CBD. It is part of the living history of the city, examining how Brisbane and its people have changed over time and how our stories reveal our character and create identity.
MoB is also the keeper of the City Hall's rich heritage so learn the stories behind City Hall with a free insider's tour of the 90-year-old building. Visitors can also experience a bird's eye view of Brisbane from the top of the iconic Clock Tower on one the very popular tours. If you haven't taken this free tour yet, I can recommend it as one of Brisbane's highlights. Bookings for the City Hall and Clock Tour Tours will recommence from Monday 20 July.
Gifts from MoB Shop (May Cross)
MoB is a supporter of the city's artists, designers and artisans; and is dedicated to transforming their artistic visions into reality through exhibitions and Artist-in-Residence programmes. The work of Brisbane's artists, designers and chefs can also be found at MoB Shop which stocks a bespoke range of jewellery, accessories, homewares, design objects, books, artworks and gourmet food. The delightful MoB Shop also reopens on Friday 17 July.
Brisbane City Hall (May Cross)
During this time of COVID-19, MoB will be limiting visitor numbers to ensure social distancing, with enhanced hygiene practices in place including hand-sanitiser facilities and increased cleaning of public areas.