Thank you for visiting the Queensland Maritime Museum.

Located on the Brisbane River at the southern end of South Bank Parklands the Queensland Maritime Museum is open to visitors every day of the year except 24 December to 26 December and Good Friday. Reduced trading hours occur Anzac Day. With low admission costs and a wide range of interesting maritime displays the Museum attracts over 35,000 visitors per annum including families, school groups, tour groups, inter-state and international visitors.

How much time do you have? Visitors are surprised at how much there is to see in the Museum. A “quick” visit will take you a couple of hours, without allowing time for detail inspection. You should allow up to 4 hours for a more leisurely visit. Perhaps bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the picnic area, overlooking the Brisbane River, as part of your visit.

At your service

The Queensland Maritime Museum is staffed by an enthusiastic and informed group of volunteers whose wish is that your visit to the Museum is as enjoyable and informative as possible. Please bring your camera as many photo opportunities exist throughout the Museum.

On arrival, our staff at the ticket counter will assist you with the ticket of your choice. More volunteers are located throughout the Museum to guide, inform and assist you. They will gladly answer any of your questions.

Or make use of the free audio tour of the Museum. Move about at your leisure and listen as your virtual guide talks about selected displays throughout the Museum.

Admission Tickets:

  • Adult: $16
  • Child: $7
  • Family: $38 (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children under 15)
  • Pensioners, Senior and Students with card: $14

Ask about our Brisbane Residents’ discount.

School Tours Tickets:

  • School Children Group – 10 or more (with Primary or Secondary Student ID): $5
  • Carers (with ID): FREE
  • Accompanying Adults (1 free for every 10 school children): $12

Group Booking Tickets (10 or more persons):

  • Adult Group – 10 or more: $15
  • Children (aged 15yrs and below): $5

Back Packs

Due to the nature of some displays and to difficult access and confined spaces on board Diamantina, visitors are requested to take special care with carrying/wearing back packs and large bags or to leave them with reception. Storage is a free service for museum visitors.

Food and Drink

A number of restaurants and cafes are located within the South Bank Parklands precinct, serving a huge variety of food styles. Water and other cold drinks can be purchased at the entrance counter.

Parents and Carers

A Baby Change Room is available on the ground floor of the Museum.

Accessibility and Special Needs

The Association has attempted to make the Museum as accessible as possible for all visitors. Please contact the Museum with any concerns or special needs and we will try our best to meet those needs.

View the accessibility information.

Dockside Trading Co

The Museum Shop stocks a collection of maritime books, quality gifts, and souvenirs. The Shop also takes orders by phone 07 3844 5361, fax 07 3846 1945, or by emailing Delivery can be arranged worldwide.

Museum Grounds

Visitors are welcome to use the pleasant vista of the river bank surrounds to enjoy a BYO lunch or morning/afternoon tea break within the grounds. Picnic tables are located in a number of places for your use.