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Housed on the fourth floor of Brisbane City Hall, the Museum of Brisbane aims to showcase Brisbane's residents and locals throughout the years. More than 120 exhibits are on display in the museum's five galleries, including artwork by local artist Richard Randall, historic ceramics and various multimedia presentations. What's more, the property offers a small theater, a gift shop, two cafes, restrooms and the Dome Lounge, where travelers can take a break from the attraction's exhibits.

Whether you're a history buff or have kids in tow, odds are you'll enjoy checking out this museum. In fact, many former visitors appreciated the property's informative displays and complimentary admissions. To make the most of your time while in Brisbane City Hall, travelers recommend joining the free city hall and clock tower tours, which are offered several times daily. Tickets for city hall tours can be arranged by phone or online, while a limited number of clock tower tour tickets are provided on a first-come, first-served basis from the museum's reception counter.

The Museum of Brisbane is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Good Friday, Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Additionally, the property offers reduced hours on ANZAC Day. Two public parking lots, which charge 5 to 35 Australian dollars (or roughly $4 to $27) per vehicle depending on the length of time, are available near Brisbane City Hall in Brisbane's central business district. However, visitors can easily walk to the property from the downtown area or disembark from the complimentary City Loop bus at stop No. 10. TransLink's Central station and the North Quay CityCat and CityHopper terminal are also within walking distance. Visit the attraction's website to learn more about the museum's history and collections.

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#1 Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha After you've admired the sweeping views at the Brisbane Lookout, Mount Coot-tha, walk (or drive) about 1.5 miles northeast to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha. At this ... Read more » brewbooks / Flickr

#2 City Botanic Gardens If you're searching for a quiet respite from the city bustle, you don't have to go far: The City Botanic Gardens are less than a mile southeast of ... Read more » Alan Simpson / EyeEm / Getty Images

#3 Story Bridge Story Bridge operates as more than just a link between Kangaroo Point, central Brisbane and Fortitude Valley: It's also a major attraction – and not just for photo-ops. With an ... Read more » John and Tina Reid / Getty Images

#4 Roma Street Parkland It's the largest urban subtropical garden in the world, but travelers just think of Roma Street Parkland as a slice of urban reprieve. Roma Street Parkland, which stretches across ... Read more » bertknot / Flickr

#5 Museum of Brisbane Housed on the fourth floor of Brisbane City Hall, the Museum of Brisbane aims to showcase Brisbane's residents and locals throughout the years. More than 120 exhibits are on display ... Read more » Quirex / Getty Images

#6 Brisbane Lookout, Mount Coot-tha For sweeping views of Queensland's capital, head up to the Brisbane Lookout, Mount Coot-tha. Located 5 miles southwest of Brisbane's city center, this free viewing platform offers more ... Read more » RobertDowner / Getty Images

#7 Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Travelers are consistently impressed with Brisbane's arts scene, and perhaps the best way to experience it is to pay a visit to this comprehensive institution. Made up of two ... Read more » Phillip Capper / Flickr

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Flora and fauna, a planetarium and picturesque city views are just some of what you'll find at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha. brewbooks / Flickr

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More than 120 exhibits are housed in the Museum of Brisbane, making this a great option for travelers wanting to learn more about the city's people and places. Quirex / Getty Images

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Ditch the car and climb aboard a CityHopper ferry to get to top sights like Story Bridge and the City Botanic Gardens. Brisbane City Council / Flickr

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