Things to do at City Hall

Brisbane City Hall is a popular destination for visitors and residents looking for a unique cultural experience in the city.

City Hall tour

Free guided tours are available inside City Hall at 10.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm Tuesdays to Sundays. The tours are available on Mondays for school bookings only.

Bookings are essential. Visit Museum of Brisbane to book online or phone 07 3339 0845.

Clock Tower tour

Take a ride up to the iconic City Hall Clock Tower from 10.15am-4.45pm Tuesdays to Sundays. School bookings are available on Mondays. Entry is free, however, bookings are required. Visit the Museum of Brisbane website to book online, or phone 07 3339 0845.

The City Hall clock does not chime over the weekends at the request of local businesses, churches and hotels.

Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane showcases the living history of the city, examining how Brisbane and its people continue to change over time. It is located on Level 3 with spectacular views of the clock tower and copper dome. Find out what's on at the Museum of Brisbane.

50 Plus Centre

Located in the basement level of City Hall, the 50 Plus Centre offers a variety of low-cost activities to residents over 50 years of age. Find out more about membership and activities offered.


Marhaba Cafe

Australian Red Cross in partnership with The Good Food Project is pleased to open a new cafe at the historic Brisbane City Hall Red Cross Tea Rooms site. The Marhaba Cafe will be operated by the Good Food Project, a social enterprise established in 2016. Marhaba is an Arabic welcome greeting. The Good Food Project supports community members who experience social exclusion and homelessness. The cafe offers a freshly prepared daily menu as well as frequently changing specials created by qualified staff.

Marhaba Cafe operates from 7am to 3pm Monday to Friday at the Red Cross Tea Rooms in the City Hall basement, 64 Adelaide Street.

Shingle Inn Cafe

Shingle Inn City Hall is the reincarnation of Brisbane's oldest cafe originally opened in 1936 on Edward Street. Now within City Hall, the original Shingle Inn cafe is located on the ground floor just off the King George Square entrance. Open Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 2pm.

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