School visits

School visits to Anzac Square Memorial Galleries are welcomed and we require bookings, they are a great way to interact with the space to develop a richer understanding of WWI, WWII and post-1945 historical content. Our free tours last for 60 minutes. Experience the solitude of Queensland’s pre-eminent war memorial and gain a greater understanding of Australia’s military past at Anzac Square Memorial Galleries.

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Australian soldiers from World War I

Helpful information

One Search catalogue. Over 10,000 items are featured throughout the gallery spaces.

Please be respectful of other visitors in the space – they might have a strong personal connection to an event or person depicted. Anzac Square Memorial Galleries is a space that is shared between members of the public, please ensure your students are made aware of this. Due to their age and to ensure preservation, all memorial plaques within the Word War I Memorial Crypt should not be touched.

Due to demand and the nature of the space, bookings are essential.

Tours are not offered on public holidays, Anzac Day and Remembrance Day and may be limited during busy periods.

  • Available Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Available Session Times: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm

To ensure quality, tour groups are limited to a maximum of 20 participants per tour. A maximum of 2 tour groups (40 participant tickets) are available during each time slot. Larger groups may wish to book across multiple time slots and are welcome to do so.

One adult per ten student ratios (1:10) is suggested, to ensure the safety and care of all students visiting Anzac Square Memorial Galleries. A risk assessment plan has been prepared and is available for your reference.

All employees working in Anzac Square Memorial Galleries hold current working with children checks and blue cards, but do not have duty of care for visiting students.

Within the Post-1945 Gallery, teachers can plug their laptop into the large screen to do a presentation or even to get online. The space has seating for up to forty students. Microphones and a lectern are also available.

Please note that use of the Anzac Square parklands is managed through Brisbane City Council. Helpful information can be found on the Brisbane City Council Website.

Anzac Square procession

Accessibility

Anzac Square Memorial Galleries is accessible for all visiting schools. Entrances to the gallery spaces are available either through the public pedestrian walkway, or through the entrance door of the World War One Memorial Crypt.

Other Places to Visit

The surrounding parklands makes a wonderful venue for a picnic lunch or you may wish to visit one of the surrounding cafes or food outlets.

If you have an interest in military history you may also like to visit the following venues:

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Meeting point

Resources for teachers

We offer resources and professional development for teachers to support their classrooms and student learning of WWI, WWII and post-1945 historical content. We support teachers to make the best use of Anzac Square Memorial Galleries and the connected content located at the State Library of Queensland, and available in a digital capacity through the State Library’s One Search catalogue. Become a member of State Library to access these digitised collection items.

Learning notes

These learning notes are linked to the Australian Curriculum and provide teachers with linked resources to use in the curriculum for History.

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