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visitor alert - ogh closures


The William Robinson Gallery is now closed to install the new exhibition, Genesis, and will reopen to the public on Tuesday 28 June


The Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition will be displayed throughout the lower floor of the House from 15 July until 4 September.

During the exhibition there will be limited access to the House. There will be no guided tours of the House for schools and the public during this time; however, the William Robinson Gallery and museum displays will remain open.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please call 3138 8005 for information.

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History of the House

Old Government House is perhaps the most significant heritage building in Queensland. The first public building to be designed and built in the new colony of Queensland it housed the Governor and served as a family home, an administrative centre, and a social hub for the new colony. The design of the building supports this diversity of roles and unfolds to the visitor the social structure of Victorian society captured in the 'bricks and mortar' of the building.

Old Government House provides a window to our colonial past. In the first half of the century of Queensland's history a far flung corner of the British Empire progressed to Statehood in a new Federal Australia giving birth to the Labor party and votes for women among many far reaching changes and developments.

Visitors to the House can engage with the stories of the House and those who lived and worked there.