Nicholas Street‚ Ipswich City

A visit to Ipswich isn't complete without checking out its award-winning Ipswich Art Gallery. Occupying a beautifully restored heritage building in the Ipswich Central Business District that was the first town hall built in Queensland, the gallery has an enviable collection of over 2,000 works.

One of the most visited regional art galleries in the country, the Ipswich Art Gallery has constantly changing exhibitions with local artists on show alongside contemporary and historically significant artists such as Margaret Olley, Ben Quilty and William Robinson. It's also a social history museum with heritage displays and complementary workshops, making it truly a cultural and social hub for Ipswich locals and visitors alike.

The gallery is renowned for its school holiday programs, children's exhibitions and performances in The Children's Gallery, which was Australia's first permanent interactive gallery space for under-12s. A spacious light-filled area upstairs is the ideal place for the children as well as their parents to enjoy what's on offer. No wonder it's a popular retreat during school holiday times.

The Gallery may close periodically to install major exhibitions.

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  • Interactive Centre
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
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Recent Reviews

Sandy G

Sep 2018

Great for kids

The wind interactive display was so educational, I think I enjoyed it more than my grandson. We spent time making things to put in the display to see if they would fly. more »


Sep 2018

Great if you can find it

A little hard to get to and parking is very difficult. We eventually found a multi deck car park in town, which came out on a health clinic...a bit weird but three hours of parking was free. The... more »


Oct 2017

An experience

We have not been for awhile but when we did go loved it. I think it is worth it to take children to see as they have different things displayed & change them certain times more »

Amelia A

Sep 2017


The activitys they put on are great and it fun to just look around at all the old things there.would fo again with friend and family. more »


May 2018

Whether you love it or not, there is plenty to impress or just make you scratch your head

The art gallery looked interesting so I thought I would pop in and see what it was all about. I am not particularly arty, but I found it interesting. You start with some sculptures which I found a... more »