Old Government House, Brisbane

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Located at the Queensland University of Technology's Gardens Point campus, Old Government House was the home of Queensland's governors between 1862 and 1910 and remains one of Queensland's most important heritage buildings.

After undergoing a major restoration, in 2009 the House re-opened to the public as an historic house museum and gallery housing the works of renowned Australian artist William Robinson.

An extensive education program, including guided tours, podcasts and interpretive displays, offers fascinating insights into the House and its role in the early history of Brisbane and Queensland. This elegant venue is also available to hire for private functions.
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  • You never never know, if you never never go! Have been a Brisbane boy for much of my life but had never visited this treasure. We missed the guided tour (which from all accounts is fantastic) but even...  more »
  • Not a huge amount to see, but a great piece of history. There are tours which would give a better insight but we did not have enough time. The art display by a local painter on the top floor seemed a ...  more »
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  • Best historical visit in Brisbane! Great representation of the old government house, combined with video, directory map, 3D visual technology, you will be able to explore and understand the old government house daily functions in the old times. Highly recommended ~
  • Old Government House Brisbane completed in 1862. Restored and opened to the public as a Museum in 2009. Upstairs bedrooms display the work of Australian artist William Robinson. Well worth a visit.
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