Our 'what's on' calendar is the place to find out about cultural, heritage and historical events happening across the greater Brisbane area. You can view events by 'list' or calendar by 'month' view. 'List' view offers a snapshot of what events are coming up. Please use the 'month' view to look into the future.
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This display examines the outback service conducted by a number of women between the early 1900s to the 1920s. Display located on Level 3 of the Mayne Medical School which is open during business hours Monday – Friday. Marks-Hirschfeld Medical Museum staff are only on site Tuesday and Thursday 9.00 am – 12.00 pm. Image: Dr Mabel Crutchfield, 1909. Mabel went straight from Melbourne after graduation in 1906 to Boulia.Find out more »
Welcome to BRISTOPIA, a Brisbane of your own making! As Brisbane grows we reflect upon the elements of our city that nurture and connect us. BRISTOPIA invites you to contribute your voice to this conversation by exploring the values you hold in relation to community, the environment and well-being. Blending interactive technology with whimsical illustrations by Megan McKean, this playful installation places community at the heart of our city and seeks to inspire the dreamer in us all. Immerse yourself…Find out more »
Celebrating 150 years since the birth of Lord Atkin on Tank Street, Brisbane, this exhibition explores his life and career, and in particular his uncompromising stand for social justice and enduring influence on the rule of law. The exhibition will look at Lord Atkin’s connection to family, the social and political landscape of the Queensland into which he was born, his career and his lasting legacy. His brilliant judgments still guide the laws of our nation and the rest of…Find out more »
Moreton Bay penal colony was established by the British Government to “…reinstate transportation as an object of real terror to all classes of society”. It succeeded. Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories provides a vivid insight into daily life in the settlement using original documents, personal accounts, historical objects and contemporary art, brought to life with immersive new technologies. Life in convict Brisbane was unrelentingly harsh for the 3,000 men and women imprisoned here from its founding in 1824 to…Find out more »
Sundays are family days at Museum of Brisbane. Bring your young ones along, choose a character and create your own adventure for a special family-themed MoB Kids tour of Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories, then head to the Dome Lounge for activities that will have the kids learning and creating, while having fun. Our highly interactive BRISTOPIA exhibition also awaits, with an interactive sticker wall, large scale animations and a custom-designed game where kids can build their own Bristopia and…Find out more »
1987 began with the ‘Joh for PM” campaign, but before the year was out Queensland’s longest-serving Premier had resigned and Tony Fitzgerald QC had been appointed to investigate allegations of corruption in Queensland’s Police Force. Sunshine Rebooted presents highlights from the 1987 Cabinet Minutes, and explores key decision related to significant cultural and social issues impacting Queenslanders and how the ensuing events have shaped a more inclusive and progressive state.Find out more »
Back by popular demand, join us in one of our monthly Drawing the Body events. Expect body builders, burlesque performers and acrobats in our popular MoB Makers: Drawing the Body series. This life drawing series with a twist sees athletes and performers of all shapes and sizes pose and share their stories as inspiration for sketching. Facilitated by artist and designer Leigh Buchanan, this monthly event will give you an insight into the diverse physical and creative pursuits of Brisbane’s…Find out more »