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Must-Visit Museums and Galleries in Brisbane, Australia - A Feast for Your Mind

Visit the best museums and galleries in Brisbane to feed your curiosity. The artsy city has much to offer from daytime exploits discovering renowned artwork to evenings filled with every kind of entertainment designed to feed the soul.

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Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)

Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art is the one place you cannot afford to miss when doing the cultural tour of Brisbane. Inside the galleries are over 19,000 works of art gathered from across the world and carefully curated to meet your needs. Kids are kept occupied and fascinated at the Children's Art Centre while an in-house cinema screens rare and fascinating footage on subjects of interest to the artsy fan. Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art is located in the lovely Southbank area, which is known for its entertainment and culture. You can easily get there from popular hotels such as Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites, located not more than 11 minutes from the popular tourist-friendly South Bank region; one of the top areas to look for the best hotel accommodation Brisbane CBD has to offer.

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Go Explore the Street Art

The street scenario of Brisbane is fascinating. Go explore the alleys and streets serving as outdoor galleries for displaying the amazing talents of local artists. Make up a list of areas for graffiti art and make your tour of the city even more enriching. Specific areas to cover for the best street art include South Fortitude Valley, New Farm, and Newstead. Head over to the Art and the River Public Art Trail located along the river and discover a fascinating collection of indigenous artwork comprising abstracts and moving works of art.

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The Iconic Landmark, Brisbane Powerhouse

A powerhouse in the 1920s, this vintage building is a piece of heritage well-preserved and in use. Today the Powerhouse is an iconic attraction and landmark serving as an arts and culture centre. Tours are conducted to let you know more about the history of the building from its vintage architecture to its former role as a powerhouse providing electricity for the city's tram system to an art gallery for local talent. The walls are covered in graffiti, which has made it to the city's Heritage List; the interesting narratives on people who contributed and impacted the building's journey to becoming the thriving hub of culture it is today are fascinating to hear.

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Learn About the City, Museum of Brisbane

Learn about the history of Brisbane and its evolution exploring the interesting collection of exhibits designed to tell its story. Located within the re-done Brisbane City Hall, the exhibits coupled with stunning views of the river weave a magical spell on all visitors.

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Indigenous Arts Hub, Birrunga Gallery, and Dining

One of the rare commercial art galleries in Brisbane, the Birrunga Gallery is operated by the indigenous community. The place displays creations by its founder Birrunga Wiradyuri together with the work of other First Nation Artists, all created to narrate fascinating tales.