The house museum

Old Government House is more than just a building. The structure itself is a historical artefact offering a fascinating insight into early colonial life in Queensland, while a range of displays and interactive exhibits further enhance the visitor experience.

The museum entrance is via the former office or library of the Governor. In the Private Drawing Room you’ll discover a number of interpretive panels, a video outlining the history of the house and two single-user Virtual House stations that provide a unique opportunity to virtually explore parts of the House as it would have looked in the year 1900.

Tours are an opportunity to learn all about the history of one of Queensland most important heritage buildings.

Housed in the old storeroom is an interactive digitally-restored 1870s panorama photograph of Brisbane stretching from Mt Coot-tha to beyond Kangaroo Point, with clickable hotspots over key points of interest.

Each of these installations complements a physical tour of Old Government House and its surrounding grounds, for an entertaining and educational visitor experience.