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August 2022
Museum Hours: 10am - 3pm
(Last Entry: 2:30pm)
MacArthur Museum wins:

The Lonely Planet Award for

Best World War II History as part of the 9 Best Museums in Brisbane


2021 TripSavvy Editor's Choice Award Winners

Museum Exhibits

MacArthur Museum looks behind the front lines of the Second World War. Discover the role Brisbane played from 1939 – 1945 by visiting the Museum.The Museum also focuses on the developing alliance between Australia and the US brought about by the cooperation between the armed forces of both countries during World War Two.

Brisbane at War

Brisbane was home to more than 350,000 people in 1941. However, over the next three years, Queensland became a support base for the war effort in the South West Pacific. Up to one million U.S. military personnel passed through the city en route to the Pacific War.

South West Pacific Area Campaign

The South-West Pacific campaign was a theatre of war fought in the Pacific region during World War Two. It included the Philippines, Borneo, the Dutch East Indies (excluding Sumatra), East Timor, Australia, the Territories of Papua and New Guinea, and the western part of the Solomon Islands.

Who Was General Douglas MacArthur?

Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. A highly decorated soldier of both world wars, General MacArthur played a prominent role in the Pacific theatre during World War Two and this exhibition details more of his journey.


With our exceptional space and the portrayal of our city’s role in the largest conflict the world has ever known, the MacArthur Museum is appropriate for many types of events and functions. See what’s available below!



The Museum is a popular inner city venue for book launches, club outings and other get-togethers.


School Visits

Learn the inspiring story of how a “country town” of 300,000 people rose to its greatest challenge.


Group Visits

A Museum is always full of wonderful 'conversation starters'. Why not bring your group in soon?

Discover the story of Brisbane at War

About Us

MacArthur Museum of Brisbane is dedicated to telling the stories of the Allied campaign in the South-West Pacific Area (SWPA); the role of US General Douglas MacArthur as Supreme Commander of Allied forces in SWPA; and the impact of the war on the city of Brisbane and its people.

"Absolutely marvellous little museum, particularly if you have an interest in WW2. Very well curated and made all the more interesting by the knowledge of the staff."
Nov 2019

Museum Entry

See our different options below:

Museum Hours: 10am to 3pm (last entry 2:30pm)


Standard Admission

Adult Entry

Going on your own or with a friend? Get your ticket for only $10.


Senior & Pensioner discount

Senior Entry

Seniors can get their tickets for 50% off.


Family Discount

Family Entry

Explore Brisbane's rich history with the whole family.


For kids & School groups

Children Entry

Children and school groups can save $5 per ticket.


Save with a group

Group Entry

Going with a group? Get your ticket 50% off.
Entry for Senior & Pensioner discount

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Concession Cards accepted here. Read more here.
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