The Commissariat Store is a niche museum that specialises in showcasing Queensland's history. The museum is an initiative of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and staffed by volunteers from the Society.
The Commissariat Store is Queensland's oldest habitable, and most significant heritage building. The lower floors of this magnificent building were convict built during 1828 and 1829. The third floor, now the main entrance from William Street was added in 1913.
The top floor contains the first of our rotating exhibitions that feature various aspects of Queensland's varied and colourful history. The exhibition cabinets continue on the middle floor and feature rotating exhibitions and more permanent exhibitions that explore the colonial period in Queensland's history. On this floor you'll find the infamous 'Convict Finger'. The ground floor features several handcrafted, detailed models of buildings from the early colony of Queensland.
Staff permitting, all visitors to the museum are offered a complimentary guided tour. The Commissariat Store Museum welcomes the opportunity to conduct group tours of the museum. We are able to cater for educational groups of all year levels, community groups and adult social groups.