Client:Moreton Bay Regional Council

Location:Bribie Island

Disciplines:Architecture, Interior Design

Industries:Public Realm

Awards:Commendation, Australian Institute of Architecture 2010

About the Project

Nestled in parkland with views over the waters of Moreton Bay, Bribie Island Museum represents the islands stories and contemporary history of the area.

The Seaside Museum at Bribie Island provides a unique contemporary recreational and education hub for the local community and tourists.  Situated in a prime position overlooking the beautiful Pumicestone Passage in Moreton Bay, the museum celebrates the history of the island and the birth of Queensland’s Tourism industry.

Perfectly situated, the building is nestled among shady trees with frontages to the beach. The open plan, natural-lit space caters for exhibits, functions and screenings of short films in its micro-cinema.
Australian Design Review May 17 2010

Project Team

Laurence Taylor


Leanne Goodwin

Senior Interior Designer


Bribie Island museum takes inspiration form the clients belief that “History doesn't exist only in the past - rather it is the genetic code upon which our present and future culture and lifestyles are built.”

Since opening in 2010 the museum has experienced consistent success and continues to reflect the stories of Bribie and the people, who shaped and lived and loved it.  PDT created the museum to complement its surrounds producing a design that is both subtle yet striking.  Natural shades and simple finishes have been used throughout to highlight exhibits while a feature bulkhead provides sweeping views to the landscape and beach beyond, creating a sense of transparency, space and light and a strong connection to the site.


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