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Commissariat Store

115 William Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3221 4198
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Great little musuem

An incredibly helpful guide took a great deal of time to walk us through this little museum that is... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Stephen H
Doncaster, United Kingdom
via mobile
The beginning of Brisbane

Brisbane was started as a sattelite convict settlement for Sydney. It was to be a place where the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Camrose, Canada
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The heritage listed Commissariat Store, situated on the the river in Queens Wharf Road, was hand built and completed by convicts in 1829, using Brisbane Tuff from the Kangaroo Point cliffs. The Store (now a Museum run by the Royal Historical Society of Queensland) and the Windmill on Wickham Tce, are the only buildings remaining from the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement. The Commissariat Store is Queensland's most significant heritage building/landmark, as it represents the commencement of European settlement. This historic site, located in Queen's Wharf Brisbane in the CBD, is also considered the birthplace of Brisbane.
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115 William Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3221 4198
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

An incredibly helpful guide took a great deal of time to walk us through this little museum that is on 3 levels and explain the story of the building, how it fitted in with Brisbane’s development and growth. It’s well worth stopping by.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Brisbane was started as a sattelite convict settlement for Sydney. It was to be a place where the bad boys, and girls were sent. All this and more can be discovered as part of the tour of the oldest building in the city. The tour...More

Thank Delhibelly0410E
Reviewed 8 October 2017

A treasure trove of history. Our guide told us about the history of the building and of the city. There were interesting displays and our guide obviously enjoyed telling us about them.

Thank crazyoldcrone
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Don't miss this small but extrenely well-presented museum out if you wnat to know more about the early history of Brisbane and the pioneers who built it. The people who run this museum are passionate about their history and I had a long and enligtening...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A small part of Brisbane that has survived progress- can be visited at certain times for history buffs

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It was a very hot and humid day so our visit was pretty warm in this non-air conditioned space. They had three floors of displays. We had a look around for a little under 30 minutes and then needed to leave due to the heat....More

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Have long wanted to see this and managed to get there this week. A diverse and interesting museum experience....it is a compact museum over three levels with excellent access via ramps and open lift arrangement internally. Good use of technology to engage the visitor. Also...More

Thank JulieJulie88
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit. Our group had been out to St Helena Island and heard so many amazing stories. A lot of memorabilia from the island is at the Commissariat Store, even the fingers the warden had chopped off! The volunteer guide was...More

1  Thank 0Meg0
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Commissariat Store and had a private tour provided at no extra cost! We throughly enjoyed learning about the history of early Brisbane and would highly recommend this tour to everybody

1  Thank Shane S
Reviewed 24 November 2016

If you can only visit one place in Brisbane this is it. Free guided tour with your entry ticket. There are three floors that show you how and why the building was constructed, a history of the original convicts sent here for further punishment and...More

2  Thank DandC-2013
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