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Old Government House

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Fabulous food but WAY to loud

At Old Government House for a gala dinner. Two hundred people in the dining rooms makes for a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Townsville, Australia
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Open House Brisbane 2018 Old Government House

Always wanted to see this lovely old building and was not disappointed. Open House Brisbane gave me... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Jinx S
Brisbane, Australia
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Old Government House, the home of Queensland's governors between 1862 and 1910, is Queensland's most important heritage building. After undergoing a major restoration, the house has re-opened as an historic house museum and gallery housing the works...more
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2 George Street | Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
+61 7 3138 8005
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At Old Government House for a gala dinner. Two hundred people in the dining rooms makes for a painful experience. The noise levels were awful. (Oh for a sound level meter). The food was delicious and the staff were lovely.

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Always wanted to see this lovely old building and was not disappointed. Open House Brisbane gave me the opportunity. It was just wonderful and with a good map and volunteers was able to navigate myself around the house.

Thank Jinx S
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Nothing in Brisbane is far from the CBD and Old Government House is a really good addition to add to your adventures in this city.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is a lovely place to visit. We went when Brisbane fashion week was on and what a lovely place, surrounded by botanic gardens by the river. It is well looked after and clean. Inside the house is spectacular - grand staircases and beautiful wooden...More

Thank jenny W
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We travelled down to Brisbane from the Northern Sunshine Coast for the Open Day and High Tea. It helps if you turn on the PA system for opening speeches. Getting into the building was drama after drama. Plenty of staff were on duty but they...More

Thank joeyjoeo
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

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 governors until the early 1900”S. Admission is free & it’s lovely to stroll around...More

Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 for all of mankind to...More

Thank froglag
Reviewed 30 January 2018

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 the building. there is...More

Thank gcgirlau
Reviewed 9 January 2018

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 exhibitions - it is owned by the University....More

QUTTeam, Public Relations Manager at Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thanks for sharing your review, YARHK. We're glad to see you enjoyed the visit. Queensland University of Technology is, in fact, the caretaker of the building on behalf of the National Trust of Queensland and the Queensland Government, overseeing its management, conservation and future use...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017

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 their website clearly stated it...More

Thank Liz A
QUTTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Old Government House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi Liz A, We're very sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience, especially after making such an effort to visit Old Government House. We've checked with our House Curator and front desk staff who've confirmed the House was open to the public on 21...More

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12 July 2018|
Response from froglag | Reviewed this property |
We were staying in South Bank in Brisbane and walked to Old Government House. I know there was a free bus in the downtown area so that is something you could get on as well.