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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–5pm, Monday–Friday until 11 October 2019
  • 9am–5pm, 14 September 2019
  • 9am–5pm, 12 October 2019

Stop motion studio

Ever wanted to create your very own stop motion animation? Learn how at this free drop-in workshop!

Ipswich-based print and digital artist Bec Lewis will take you on a journey of storytelling. Learn the basics of animation and create your own stop-motion film.

Workshops are suitable for anyone aged nine and older.

Dates and times

Tuesday 25 September:

  • 10.00am–10.45am
  • 11.00am–11.45am
  • 1.00pm–1.45pm
  • 2.00pm–2.45pm

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.

More upcoming events

View all upcoming QSA events.