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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  • Old Government House is a grand historical residence with an interesting history made fascinating and amusing by the highly articulate tour guide. There was plenty of opportunity to ask questions...  more »
  • We popped in to the Old Government House on our way to the Botanical Gardens. How lucky are the students at University there as both are within their campus grounds. The volunteers on the door were...  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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