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Enjoy yesteryear over a Devonshire tea.

Located on the Moretonbay foreshore, stately Ormiston house and museum is a great side trip on a... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Brisbane, Australia
History comes alive in Ormiston.

This delightful house is only open on Sunday afternoons. It is like going back in time to when the... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Historic Ormiston House was built by Captain Louis Hope between 1853 and 1865, and is the birthplace of Australia's commercial sugar industry.
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277 Wellington St | Ormiston, Brisbane, Queensland 4160, Australia
+61 457 675 137
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Located on the Moretonbay foreshore, stately Ormiston house and museum is a great side trip on a Sunday afternoon. Learn the history of one of Brisbane's prominent families.

1  Thank MarithaBrisbane
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This delightful house is only open on Sunday afternoons. It is like going back in time to when the house was first built in the 1860s. Beautifully preserved and loads of information about the history of the house and its owners. The grounds are worth...More

2  Thank Susan2210
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Such a beautiful colonial house sitting up above the bay at Ormiston. A team of volunteers offer excellent tours and advice on history. Stroll through important history of the 1860s and our early settlement in Queensland. Stroll through the grounds and look south to Cleveland...More

Thank Ann-Maree B
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Ormiston House is definately worth a visit for several reasons. From entering the premises and being met by a friendly man taking the nominal entry fee of $5 per head to the scenic view of the bay, the lovely knowledgable ladies conducting tours, the beautiful...More

Thank lwarner62
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I wasn't born in Brisbane but I have lived here for many years and never visited Ormiston House in the Redland Bay area. We decided today was the day to change that. Ormiston House is open every Sunday a 12 noon. It costs $5 to...More

Thank Memento_Mori_55
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Ormiston House was very interesting, perhaps due to the tour guide, who was in her mid 80's and had so much knowledge. The rooms were beautifully decorated. The gardens were surrounded on one side by trees and the other Carmelite Monastery. This Monastery was also...More

2  Thank Makingmemories13
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Ormiston House has special car days through out the year, they are really worth a visit. It is a very significant Queensland heritage site for the sugar cane industry in Australia. The tea and scones are a real treat.

Thank Smooth1250
Reviewed 15 August 2017

There is just one house and a 'shed' to see. The gardens are actually not what I expected and I did find them somewhat disappointing - I didn't see anything special in them and they are not that big. I can see how children would...More

Thank Gemma S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Visited today and had a wonderful tour guide Glenda. She was entertaining, fun,vibrant and full of knowledge. Was great seeing the house and hearing of the stories. Tea and scones were yummy Kids won't really be all that impressed.

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We attended a car show day here, run by the Alfa Romeo car owners club. The beautiful cars parked on emerald lawns with the shimmering blue waters of Moreton Bay behind them made for a lovely day. The husbands in our group went off to...More

Thank cbz1967
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