Group visits

Group visits to Anzac Square Memorial Galleries are welcomed and encouraged, they are a great way to interact with the space to develop a richer understanding of WWI, WWII and post-1945 historical content.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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Helpful information

There are three gallery spaces located in the under croft at Anzac Square Memorial Galleries, underneath the Shrine of Remembrance and adjacent to the park. 

The World War I Memorial Crypt and World War II Gallery draw on State Library’s large heritage collections. The digital exhibition will provide visitors with a deep and powerful interactive engagement with the experiences of individuals, military units, towns and cities from all around Queensland. 

The Post World War II Memorial and Exhibition Gallery provides an outstanding opportunity to highlight newly commissioned audio-visual collection content such as digital stories, to encourage a deeper understanding of the sacrifice and contribution of Queenslanders post-Second World War, as well as how we remember now and into the future.

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.

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 Day procession through the streets of Brisbane 1916

Accessibility

Anzac Square Memorial Galleries is accessible for all visiting patrons. 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:

 

Man using touch screen in World War I gallery, Anzac Square

Start your journey inside the World War I Memorial Crypt, filled with ornate plaques and stories honouring the service and sacrifice of Queensland-associated battalions, regiments and other units.

Guide showing people how to use table top touch screen

Your passage through history continues inside the World War II Gallery, where visitors can explore the Queensland war experience and collection items on large interactive touchscreens, and take the time to view the plaques honouring a range of battalions.

Woman using touch screen in Post World War II Gallery

In this gallery you’ll hear more about Queensland’s role during times of war and peacekeeping, see how regional Queensland commemorates Anzac Day and view plaques from post WWII battalions.  Take the time to leave a message to the fallen.