- The Acclimatisation Society of Queensland was established, and granted 32 acres of land at Bowen Hills—the Old Museum Building was later built on part of this land.
- First Brisbane Exhibition Building was opened by the National Agricultural and Industrial Association, on land leased from the Acclimatisation Society. The Brisbane Intercolonial Exhibition was held.
- Land was resumed for construction of the Sandgate railway line.
- The first Exhibition Building was destroyed by fire. The architect G H M Addison won the design competition for a new building
- The new Exhibition Building (Old Museum Building) was constructed, with an exhibition hall and a concert hall.
- Concert hall organ was installed
- Queensland International Exhibition was held. The Queensland Government took over the Exhibition Building from the National Agricultural and Industrial Association.
- Work began on converting the exhibition hall to accommodate the Queensland Museum.
- Queensland Museum at Bowen Hills opened to the public.
- New Brisbane City Hall opened, with the organ from the Old Museum Building installed in the auditorium. The concert hall at Bowen Hills was converted to accommodate the Art Gallery.
- The Art Gallery moved out, and their space was taken over by the Queensland Museum staff
Old Museum venue
Queensland Heritage Register entry
Conservation management plan