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MacArthur Museum
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Map of MacArthur Museum
8/201 Edward Street
Brisbane City
Queensland 4000 Australia

MacArthur Museum
Brisbane City, Brisbane Area

07 3211 7052


The Macarthur Museum is a gallery dedicated to Brisbane's involvement in World War II. Visit the museum to learn about General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in the South West Pacific, who used what is now the MacArthur Museum as his base for steering one of the largest wartime campaigns in history.

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Discover Brisbane's wartime heritage from 1939 - 1945, a crucial period in Australia's history. Visit the office of General Douglas MacArthur, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in the South West Pacific Area. Sit at the table where MacArthur and his staff developed strategies to win the war.

Experience life in Brisbane during the dark days of war when people feared that the city might be invaded, public air raid shelters lined the streets and children wore identity discs. Read the Courier Mail and see what Brisbane people woke up to every day.

Feel what life was like for Brisbanites when thousands of American and Australian troops inhabited camps around the city, parading through the streets and filling the shops, cafes and pubs. This was the world of our parents and grandparents. See it at the Macarthur Museum Brisbane.

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Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet


  • Walking

Open Times

Note: Open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (excluding Public Holidays and during Christmas and New Year break for two weeks) from 1000 to 1500.

Other Information

General Comments

The Museum is adjacent to the GPO (General Post Office), around the corner in Edward Street, and only two blocks from Central Station.

The MacArthur Museum Brisbane is, in its entirety, a cultural heritage project which documents the wartime heritage of Brisbane in the years from 1942-1945.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$5.00   01 Jan - 30 Jun    
(Aged 4-14)
$3.00   12 Jun - 30 Jun    
Concession$3.00   01 Jan - 30 Jun    
Family$12.00   01 Jan - 30 Jun   Based on 2 adults and 2 children

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.