UQ is a committed member of the Queensland community and is proud of its active leadership in Heritage and Museum Studies. UQ Heritage and Museums invites the community into its work and looks to develop ever stronger relationships with all community members, including Indigenous and migrant descendent stakeholders.


Many of UQ's museums are open for public visits (see Museums), with permanent collections and exhibitions on display. St Lucia and Herston campuses are just a short hop from Brisbane city centre, being well connected by public transport. UQ's museums also welcome visits by community organisations (contact the relevant museum for booking information).

School Activities

UQ’s Heritage and Museums community runs active learning programs for children of all ages, including holiday events and term-time activities for school classes, including programs designed to fit the Australian Curriculum. Why not discover ancient Egypt and Rome in the R. D. Milns Antiquities Museum, learn about how art and material culture has shaped humanity at UQ’s Art and Anthropology Museums or learn how to dig and analyse ancient sites as part of UQ’s unique hands on “Archaeology Experience”? Activities can be tailored to the needs of specific groups and combined into half-day and day-long packages. For more information, contact socialscience@uq.edu.au.

Indigenous culture and heritage

UQ’s Heritage and Museums community has a proud history of strong relations with Indigenous communities across Australia, especially in southeast Queensland. In addition to the research and consultancy projects involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners undertaken by many members of the UQ Heritage and Museums group, the Anthropology Museum and UQ Art Museum regularly create exhibitions in collaboration with Indigenous colleagues and communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are very much encouraged to get involved with these activities as well as to study in the Heritage and Museums fields at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The UQ Culture & Heritage Unit is actively engaged in a number of native title claims across Australia, and regularly consults with Aboriginal communities to identify and manage their cultural heritage places.

Take part

UQ’s Heritage and Museums community runs a series of public seminars, lectures and other events, open to all. Sign up to the UQ Events calendar to keep in touch.


Endowment funds and donations are a vital part of enhancing and extending UQ’s unique museum collections for future generations. You can contribute to our long term museums strategy. To make a donation to our museums today, visit UQ Giving and select your museum of choice as the Giving Destination.

Heritage highlights of Brisbane and surrounds

View the heritage highlights of the St Lucia campus as featured in the Brisbane Living Heritage Network's brochure, Experience guide : connecting people, places & history launched at UQ's James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre.

This brochure, which is sponsored by the University of Queensland, highlights the heritage treasures of Brisbane and surrounding shires. You can read more about the Guide and its launch in UQ News online.