Old Government House, Brisbane

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  • I have been to Brisbane twice and literally stumbled on this place while walking back to the hotel from the Southbank one night. It is a must see for the architecture and also it has regular art exhib...  more »
  • On the way back from the city intact from the Botanic Garden it strayed on the grounds of the University. Very quaint building, so felt good politics if I'm not, BTW. Feels like students who avoid the Sun sitting on the floor on the first floor, but also nice.
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  • Made the trip into the City by bus and walked all the way across the City to The Old Government House only to be told it was closed all this week and next for the Christmas holidays. We explained that...  more »
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  • I was fortunate enough to attend a concert here last night and fell in love with this piece of Queensland heritage. Someone cleary takes a lot of pride in caring for it and presenting the historical items while providing a majestic entertainment space for events. There are quite a number of historical displays that are well worth a look (the building is open to the public during the day), especially in the old state room, though thankfully the history hasn't been whitewashed either. Alongside the beautifully painted ornamental screen and old documents in the state room there is information on the running of the house, the servants and supplies: the nitty-gritty behind the dignified front and politic gravitas. Across the courtyard the storerooms and trade entrance have been preserved, but rather usefully now double as the toilets as well. This place shines at night, and if you were considering a classy function this would be a distinguished atmosphere. The chandelier is brilliant, and the old woodwork glows in the soft lighting. For an event of up to about a hundred people (though I imagine you could squeeze in more if you wished) old government house would be small enough to be intimate, but spacious and well apportioned enough to allow for fluid event organisation. The acoustics are resonant and flattering for live music. Truly a beautiful place. I feel priveleged to have been able to see it at night.
  • A beautifully restored piece of Brisbane's heritage. Modern and functional inside rather than being turned into a museum. Great event catering.
  • This is such a wonderful location to visit, adjacent to the Botanical Gardens in the city, with cafes, exhibitions and close to the walk bridge that takes you across the Brisbane River and onto Southbank. A must visit part of the City of Brisbane. There is currently an Exhibition of Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery fashion, which is perfect for this location.
  • Was a nice place! Been there to attend a conference.
  • Historic place and now a part of Queensland University of Technology. Worth visiting.

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