Maryborough Open House

Saturday 22 September 2018 - 10am to 4pm *unless specified otherwise

Maryborough, one of Queensland’s oldest cities, opens its doors for you to explore its past.

The grandeur of private residences, churches and striking public buildings reflects Maryborough’s early prosperity in the late 1800s and 1900s.

Discover architectural styles ranging from colonial and federation era to the more simplified styles of the inter-war period.

Open House is ONLY open Saturday 22 September.

 

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1.  Maryborough City Hall

1. Maryborough City Hall

388 Kent Street

Hangings, war rallies, arson and royal visits... behind the majestic columns of Maryborough’s grand City Hall are thousands of stories.

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2.  Maryborough School of Arts

2. Maryborough School of Arts

427 Kent Street

Step under the watch of the goddess of wisdom, Minerva, and through the elaborate double timber doors into this classically designed building.

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3.  St Paul’s Church, Bell Tower & Memorial Hall

3. St Paul’s Church, Bell Tower & Memorial Hall

203–205 Lennox Street

Explore this gothic revival style church with its colourful leadlights, learn to ring the famous bells in the belfry and wander through the Memorial Hall.

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4.  Goods Shed Railway Station

4. Goods Shed Railway Station

194 Lennox Street

Return to a time when Maryborough was the centre of a thriving railway industry, transporting timber, sugar and passengers to the bustling wharves.

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5.  St Mary’s Catholic Church - Open 10am - 3pm

5. St Mary’s Catholic Church - Open 10am - 3pm

271–275 Adelaide Street

Search high on the walls as you enter this magnificent building. You will find the four serpents, four dragons and four cloaked squatting men who have been guarding the church since 1936.

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6. Former Australian Joint Stock Bank

6. Former Australian Joint Stock Bank

331 Kent Street, Maryborough

Mary Poppins author PL Travers was born here in a first floor bedroom in 1899, as her father was the bank manager. The heritage-listed bank building is being reinvented as an exciting, interactive and inspirational home for stories and storytellers.

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7.  Maryborough Heritage Centre - (opening times differ)

7. Maryborough Heritage Centre - (opening times differ)

164 Richmond Street

Trace your family history as you tour this striking heritage-listed building – home to some of the nation’s leading genealogy research facilities.

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8.  Customs House

8. Customs House

Cnr Wharf & Richmond Streets

Admire a showpiece of the craftsmanship of the Public Works Department of Queensland. This magnificent building honours the once significant influence of Her Majesty’s Customs Service on the city of Maryborough.

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9.  Customs House Residence

9. Customs House Residence

103 Wharf Street

Roam through this grand building, with its sweeping views of the Mary River, and discover the respect and appreciation it tributes to the customs officers who once served Maryborough’s busy ports.

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10.  Bond Store

10. Bond Store

101 Wharf Street

Tred the original earthen floors and see the historic handmade bricks and discarded liquor barrels that remain from the lively history of the Bond Store.

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Buildings open to the public
Saturday 22 September 2018, 10am to 4pm