Museum of Brisbane
On the third level of the newly renovated City Hall, the Museum of Brisbane focuses on stories about the city and its people. The Living in the City exhibition compares Brisbane's urban planning to that of its sister municipalities; Facing World War One: Stories of Loyalty, Loss and Love (through August 28) looks at the families and loved ones left behind by servicemen during the Great War. After your museum visit, ride a hand-operated elevator up to the observation platform of City Hall's 92-meter-tall (302-foot-tall) clock tower. The bird's-eye views from the open deck are amazing. Entrance to the clock tower is free; trips are offered daily every 15 minutes, and tickets are required.