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 seven days a week at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

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 10am to 5pm Saturday to Thursday and 10am to 7pm on Fridays. 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.


City Hall has two cafes - the Shingle Inn and the Red Cross Cafe.

The original Shingle Inn Cafe is located on the ground floor, via the King George Square entry. Bookings are recommended. Phone 07 3210 2904 to book. Find more information about this cafe on the Shingle Inn City Hall website.

The Red Cross Cafe operates as Commix Expresso and continues to be run by the Red Cross. It is located on the basement level of City Hall with access via the exterior door on the Adelaide Street side of City Hall. The cafe offers affordable meals and snacks and a provides a valuable service via their Night Cafe which assists homeless youth.

Last updated:17 December 2019