Maryborough Open House

Saturday 23 September 2017, 10am to 4pm.

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.

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Maryborough School of Arts

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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Maryborough City Hall

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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St Paul’s Church, Bell Tower & Memorial Hall

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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Goods Shed Railway Station

Goods Shed Railway Station

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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St Mary’s Catholic Church

St Mary’s Catholic Church

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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WWII Air Raid Shelter - MELSA

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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Maryborough Heritage Centre

Maryborough Heritage Centre

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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Customs House

Customs House

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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Customs House Residence

Customs House Residence

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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Bond Store

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 23 September 2017, 10am to 4pm