School Tours

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are offering introductory talks to school groups rather than the usual guided tours. Our knowledgeable guides will also be available to answer any questions.

Tours can be arranged Tuesday to Friday. Our professionally trained tour guides, all with current blue cards, can immerse you in Queensland’s convict history in the convict-built Commissariat Store building.

The Commissariat Store is located in the Brisbane CBD within walking distance of other popular locations – Parliament House, the Science Centre, Queensland Museum, South Bank Parklands and the Botanic Gardens. Our team is able to work with you to design a program that maximises your students’ learning experience in line with your curriculum. The cost is $5 per child.

Themes that can be covered include Compulsory Australian Curriculum (including Moreton Bay Penal settlement and Secondary Offenders), Crime and Punishment, Creating a Nation and Federation, Archaeology, Architecture, Geology, Immigration, Continuity and Change, Significant Individuals, Investigating European exploration and movement of people, Colonial Brisbane and Convict Brisbane.

Please contact us to discuss any requirements for your school visit and to arrange a booking. Due to the size of the building, for safety reasons and to ensure the comfort of our guests we are only able to accommodate one tour at a time. With this in mind please attempt to plan your visit and book a month in advance to avoid the disappointment of your preferred date and time being unavailable!