he Queensland Cultural Centre is one of the popular attractions in Brisbane and as a result draws a large crowd of both local and foreign tourists. If you’re in Brisbane and enjoy visiting museums, the Queensland Cultural Centre should be on your list of places to visit. Read on to find out which venues make up the Queensland Cultural Centre along with detailed information and what you can expect to see at each venue.
Queensland Cultural Centre
The Queensland Cultural Centre is the hub of Brisbane’s art scene, with a spectacular setting on the South Bank. It incorporates the Queensland Art Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, the Queensland Museum, the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Queensland Art Gallery
The Queensland Art Gallery has a fine collection of Australian art by Australian masters as well as an international collection of European and Asian art. The Queensland Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art together make up Australia’s second largest public art museum.
See our Queensland Art Gallery page for more information.
Gallery of Modern Art
The architecturally acclaimed Gallery of Modern Art is Australia’s largest gallery of modern and contemporary art, focusing on 20th– and 21st-century works from Australia, Asia and the Pacific, with two galleries devoted to contemporary indigenous Australian art.
See our Gallery of Modern Art page for more information.
This natural history museum is filled with full-scale models, both pre-historic and current. A large scale model of Queensland’s unique dinosaur, Muttaburrasaurus, is one of the most popular exhibits in the museum.
See our Brisbane Museum page for more information.
State Library of Queensland
The State Library houses collections from around the world. Its extensive resources cover all interests and most of its services are free. There are innovative exhibitions, multimedia facilities and an Indigenous Knowledge Centre.
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre comprises a main concert hall and three theatres where internationally acclaimed opera, classical music and theatrical productions are staged. The Queensland Ballet is also based here.
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