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. A number of paid and unpaid options are offered on campus including:

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. 


Anthropology Museum

Visit the Anthropology Museum located on Level 1 of the Michie Building (9) and take a guided tour of the current exhibition.


Art Museum

Visit the UQ Art Museum located in the James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (11) opposite the Michie Building (9).


UQL Cyberschool

The University of Queensland Library (UQL) Cyberschool offers free library tours, as well as training sessions for senior secondary students, in the Duhig Building (2).


Campus Tours

Take a guided tour of The University of Queensland St Lucia campus, talk to current students, and see the University’s facilities first-hand.


Non-paying visitors

Parents, carers, and 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

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 the Great Court and via the north entrance near the Biological Sciences Library (94). 

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.
If travelling by public transport, please refer to the Translink website for timetables. The nearest bus stop is located adjacent to the Michie Building (9) on Chancellor’s Place, while the CityCat ferry stop is a five minute walk away near the corner of Sir William MacGreggor Drive and Blair Drive. Train stations located at Toowong (Ipswich Line) or across the river at Dutton Park (Beenleigh Line) offer convenient bus transfers to the University.


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.

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.

Bag storage

We have no bag storage facilities at the Antiquities Museum. Students can store their bags in the gallery or take them with them to the workshop room.

Supervision of students

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.


Toilets are located on Level 2 of the Michie Building (9), opposite the Antiquities Museum.

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

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