Old Government House

Old Government House

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Brisbane City, Queensland

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2 George Street,
Brisbane City,
Queensland
4000.

Old Government House was the hub of colonial life in the early days of Brisbane. Built between 1860 and 1862, just after Queensland achieved separation from New South Wales, the House was Queensland's first public building. Used as both a private residence and official state office, this House continued to be the home of Queensland's governors until 1910. Recognised as one of Queensland's most important heritage sites, the building has undergone works and is now open to the public as a House museum. Visitors can gain insight into colonial life in the early days of Queensland, plus visit the William Robinson Gallery. Located on the first level the Gallery and study centre honours the life and work of this distinguished Queensland artist. A one-hour guided tour takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.30am. Alternatively, there are podcast tours you can follow along with. There is an on-site cafe called The Pantry with baked goods and coffee, plus a special giftshop. Admission is free....

Product Types

  • Galleries, Museums and Collections
  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Tourism Organisation

  • QLD - Brisbane Marketing

Facilities found here

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Interactive Centre
  • Public Toilet

Special Needs and Access

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Activities you can engage in

  • Walks

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Old Government House