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