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MacArthur Museum Brisbane

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Very interesting WW2 museum

This is a specialised museum, with an extensive display based on how World War 2 affected... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Brisbane, Australia
Fabulous Gold Pot of History

Visited with my family whilst on holiday. I am well-versed in military history and a former... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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This museum focuses on Brisbane's time as Pacific headquarters during World War II.
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201 Edward St | MacArthur Chambers building, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3211 7052
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is a specialised museum, with an extensive display based on how World War 2 affected Australia, and Brisbane in particular. General MacArthur's old office is fascinating.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank raintree53
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Visited with my family whilst on holiday. I am well-versed in military history and a former serviceman myself but was unaware that MacArthur ran the Pacific War from this location in Brisbane. This is a fabulous gem with loads of interesting stuff on display and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday morning and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the exhibits. Very informative including the short documentary on war time Brisbane. Loved seeing MacArthur’s office created. Well worth a visit when in Brisbane if you have an interest in history, Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Papatoetoe
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Located at MacArthur Chambers Edward Street Brisbane. Not only a museum about General Douglas MacArthur but also tells the story of wartime Brisbane and the war in the Pacific. Excellent collection of historic artefacts with audio visual display. See MacArthur's original wartime office. Well worth...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank robertrA9626OM
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is an interesting, but lesser known museum in the centre of Brisbane, at the MacArthur Chambers, on the corner of Queen and Edward Streets. It has limited opening hours: Only Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10.00am to 3.00pm. When you first enter the building,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Artfornodriving
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Very interesting for those interested in history. It was great to learn so much about the IIWW from the Australian perspective and learn much about gen. MacArthur's day in Brisbane. The museum is open only 3 days a week and for short hours (10-14?). 1...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beata B
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The museum is located on the 8th floor of a building in Edward Street and is around a ten minute walk from Central station in Brisbane. It portrays the impact of the Second World War on Australia and the city of Brisbane in particular. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank The_Coach55
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great little museum. Tucked away and not easy to find. It's on the 8th floor and only open a few days a week. It was the HQ office of 🇺🇸 General McArthur based in Brisbane 1942 to 1945. There is much useful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 716alasdairg
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This museum focuses on Gen. Douglas MacArthur but offers a lot of information about the Pacific Theater of World War II. Our guide was very informative. Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We went 2 the museum 2 fill in time. I think was possibly school holidays so was busy. They had an exhibit on which cost 2 c but we did'nt go 2. We just looked aroumd the museum. It filled in a good hour or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lisa B
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