What's on

Find out more about Queensland State Archives’ exciting events, including workshops, tours and talks.

Birdcage of the Bay: St Helena Island Prison

Looking for something different to do during the school holidays? Our free exhibition, Birdcage of the Bay, has something for everyone. Explore a virtual reality recreation of the St Helena Prison stockade, discover original artefacts from the island, or try and solve our life-size prison doors puzzle.

Dates and times

  • 9am–4.30pm, Monday–Friday until 11 October 2019
  • 9am–4.30pm, 12 October 2019

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Enhancing lives by empowering memories

Memory Lounge is a welcoming space that offers a safe, social setting for people living with dementia and their carers. Inspired by mid-century interiors, the furnishings have been selected to create a dementia-friendly environment.

Memory lounge and associated programs are free. Please contact us for bookings or more information.

Dates and times

  • 9am – 4.30pm, Monday – Friday
  • 9am – 4.30pm, Saturday 12 October 2019
  • 9am – 4.30pm, Saturday 9 November 2019

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Brisbane Open House

Go behind the scenes where nearly 200 years of Queensland history is kept. As part of Brisbane Open House we’re offering free hourly tours through Queensland State Archives.

Starting from our exhibition space, guests will be guided through the repositories, conservation laboratory and digital scanning facilities. Get a unique look at how Queensland records are kept, looked after and shared worldwide.

Dates and times

Hourly from 9am–3pm, Saturday 12 October.

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More upcoming events

View all upcoming QSA events.