This is a special tour for the RGSQ, the museum is normally closed on Wednesdays. Our tour will include a selected viewing of some of the museum’s WW2 maps as well as a conducted tour of the museum.
General Douglas MacArthur as Commander in Chief of the allied forces in the South West Pacific Area occupied the offices where the MacArthur Museum is now situated in the MacArthur Chambers on the corner of Queen Street Mall and Edward Street.
Major themes of the Museum include:
- Brisbane people and WW2
- The war machine in Brisbane
- General Douglas MacArthur and the military in Brisbane
- Interaction between Australian and American soldiers
- The wartime experiences of children
- Wartime entertainment
- The role of the Queensland railways
- The operation and impact on the city of the Navy, Army and Air Force
Location: MacArthur House, Corner Queen and Edward Streets, entrance to museum is 201 Edward Street. (This is the same entrance as the MacArthur Chambers Apartments Hotel). Map Group members to meet outside the entrance to the museum in Edward Street where we will be met by staff who will escort into the museum.
Cost: $5.00 per person. Please note, bring cash. Monies will be collected by Ian Francis prior entering the building.
Transport: Members to organise their transport into CBD.
Lunch: After the tour those who have time are welcome to continue with lunch at the Port Office Hotel, 40 Edward Street Brisbane. The Port Office Hotel offers a luncheon menu with prices around $20.00.
Please register via the RGSQ website or contact Ian Francis either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile phone on 0457 628 033 and indicate:
- attendance to the MacArthur Museum and
- attendance at lunch at the Port Office Hotel