Old Government House, Brisbane

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  • Walking through the gardens & QUT the Old Government House sits proudly overlooking the Botanical Gardens. It’s a stunning historical building built in 1860 & served as the main residence for governor...  more »
  • We were on a City tour with a City Greeter that took us to see and tour the building as part of our City tour. It was very interesting and very beautiful building that has been kept in wonderful shape...  more »
  • free entry to the governor's house to see what it was like 100 years ago in Brisbane. this is a beautiful old building, about half of it is open to public and you are free to wander about and look at ...  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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