Maryborough Open House 2019

Saturday 21 September 2019 - 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 21 September.

 

Download the printable 2019 list of buildings and map here>>

 

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1. Maryborough Heritage Centre

1. Maryborough Heritage Centre

164 Richmond Street

Take a look through your family tree as you tour this heritage listed building - home to some of the nation's leading genealogy research facilities.

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2. WWII Air Raid Shelter - MELSA

2. WWII Air Raid Shelter - MELSA

Richmond Street Queens Park

Nestled between the Court House and the old Telegraph Station, this unassuming building continues to demonstrate the strength that was once deemed necessary in times of conflict.

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3. Customs House

3. Customs House

Cnr Wharf & Richmond Streets

As you walk through this magnificent building, you can't help but admire the craftsmanship of the Public Works Department of Queensland.

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4. Customs House Residence

4. Customs House Residence

103 Wharf Street

With sweeping views of the Mary River, this grand building is testimony to the high regard held for and the appreciation shown to the Customs Officers who once served Maryborough's busy ports.

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5. Bond Store

5. Bond Store

101 Wharf Street

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

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6. Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum

6. Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum

106 Wharf Street

View Victoria Crosses and a Cross of Valour along with other medals, uniforms and period dress when you stroll through this once busy warehouse that has been transformed into a leading Military and Colonial Museum.

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7. Gatakers Artspace

7. Gatakers Artspace

311 Kent Street

Be inspired at this cultural hub that was once robust warehouses for the bustling Port of Maryborough.

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8. St Mary’s Catholic Church

8. St Mary’s Catholic Church

271–275 Adelaide Street

If you look high on the outside walls of the 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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9. St Paul’s Church, Bell Tower & Memorial Hall

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

203–205 Lennox Street

St Paul's Anglican Church was built in 1879 by Maryborough builders, Caldwell and Taylor, to a design by prominent Queensland architect, R.D.G. Stanley.

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10. Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum

10. Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum

64 Lennox Street

Step inside a store that time forgot! Operated by one family from 1871 to 1972, this large grocery store has records and stock dating back to the 1890s. Next door uncover decorating trends of the past with a visit to this 146 year old cottage. Built in 1873 for John and Alice Clarke, the cottage originally a two roomed dwelling.

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Buildings open to the public
Saturday 21 September 2019, 10am to 4pm