Museum Exhibits

Looking behind the front lines of the Second World War

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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.

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July 2022

Amenities and Services

The MacArthur Museum is just a short walk from either the train or bus stations. You can travel by train bus or car to get to the Museum, which is right in the heart of Brisbane’s shopping district.

Onsite Accessibility

Wheelchair access. Access to the building and all public areas are wheelchair accessible.


Public toilets are located in the Museum premises. Male and female toilets have wheelchair access.


Cafes and eateries. Located conveniently inside the adjacent MacArthur Central precinct, you will find a number of cafes and restaurants and a food hall upstairs. Alternatively, the Queen Street Mall offers a number of cafes and food outlets.


Car Parking is available inside the MacArthur Central although this can be very expensive of a stay of a few hours. Entrance to the underground car park is via the Elizabeth Street.