Planning Your Visit

What you need to know about planning your visit to the Antiquities Museum.

Bookings are essential for group visits.  Please complete one of our Group Visit Request Forms to schedule your visit.

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Prices

Visit Type

Price (incl. GST)

1 hour

$10.00 per student

2 hour

$14.50 per student

3 hour

$19.00 per student

4 hour

$23.50 per student

Please note that minimum costs apply to groups of 12 or less students: 1 hour = $130.00, 2 hours = $180.00, 3 hours = $230.00, 4 hours = $290.00.  All prices include GST.  

Group Size

Groups of more than 15 students may be divided into multiple, smaller groups due to workshop room sizes. The maximum number of students that the program can accommodate in a day is 60.

Groups of more than 30 students should discuss with Museum Office staff during the booking process about incorporating additional activities to your program so that we can best cater to the size of your group.  You can either extend the length of your program with us, or participate in one of a a number of other activities offered on campus:

  • Archaeology Experience: A hands-on activity held at the ATARC (Archaeology Teaching and Research Centre) located on the bank of the Brisbane River where students excavate and analyse artefacts including stone, bone, metal, and glass (www.socialscience.uq.edu.au/arca-experience)
  • UQ Anthropology Museum: Visit the Anthropology Museum located on Level 1 of the Michie Building (9) and take a guided tour of the current exhibition (www.anthropologymuseum.uq.edu.au)
  • UQ Art Museum: Visit the UQ Art Museum located in the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (11) opposite the Michie Building (9) (www.artmuseum.uq.edu.au)
  • UQL Cyberschool: The UQ Library's Cyberschool offers free library tours, as well as training sessions for senior secondary students, in the Duhig Building (2) (www.library.uq.edu.au/library-services/services-for-secondary-schools)
  • Campus Tours: UQ campus tours allow you to take a closer look at our facilities, talk to current students, ask questions and see firsthand why our campus is unique (future-students.uq.edu.au/campus-tours

Visit UQ Campus Activities for more information about these and other activities and workshops offered on campus.

Location and Access

The Antiquities Museum is located at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus. It is housed on Level 2 of the Michie Building (9). This level is directly accessible from both the Great Court and via the north entrance near the Biological Sciences Library (94).  Both entrances are wheelchair accessible.

Parking

If travelling by bus or car, please be aware that parking on campus is limited and fees apply.  For more information visit the Parking @ UQ website or contact Properties and Facilities.

Parking @ UQ

E   parking@uq.edu.au

P   (07) 3365 2222 

Arriving

Groups should aim to arrive at the Antiquities Museum 10 – 15 minutes prior to their scheduled commencement time. Our staff will meet you at the entrance to the Museum, unless another meeting location has been specified.

Please contact the Museum Office on (07) 3365 3010 if you expect to be more than 15 minutes late. Unfortunately, we are unable to extend programs past the scheduled conclusion time.

Supervision

Our tour guides are responsible for facilitating your program and overseeing object handling. Teachers and other carers are required to remain with their group throughout the duration of the program to supervise students.

We request a minimum of 1 teacher/carer for every 15 students for this purpose.  Please notify the Museum when making your booking if this will not be possible.  Larger ratios of students to teachers may impact your group’s experience.

Parents, carers, and/or non-teaching staff are welcome to accompany your group to help with student supervision at no extra charge.

What to Bring

Students should bring:

  • Pens, pencils, etc.
  • Notebook
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch and snacks if taking a break before or after visiting the Museum, or during a scheduled break in your program

All other materials will be provided.

Photography

The Museum encourages photography in the gallery.  However, we do ask that you do not use flash.

Breaks and Lunch

The Antiquities Museum is located adjacent to the iconic Great Court at the centre of The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus. There is plenty of space for students to take a break before or after visiting the Museum, or to have lunch during a scheduled break in your program.

A number of food outlets are located on campus including nearby Darwin’s in the Biological Sciences Library (94) and Bar Merlo located in the Duhig Building (2) opening onto the Great Court.

The full range of food outlets can be found at the About UQ website.  

Risk Assessment

Click here to review our Education Program Risk Assessment.