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Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre

Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre

With its foundation stone laid on Anzac Day, 25 April, 1928, and built from local materials, the Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre is the headquarters of the craft in Queensland and a masonic memorial to those who gave their lives in the World Wars. The grand hall, featuring original furniture from Queensland timbers - silky oak, maple and cedar, one of the State's largest pipe organs and gold leaf ceilings, is a must see. The library on the ground floor has had many books on freemasonry, some with special historical significance and the museum features a range of artefacts, some…
St Andrews Uniting Church

St Andrews Uniting Church

Designed by architect, George David Payne, St Andrew's is an excellent example of Romanesque-Byzantine architecture. Features include magnificent stained glass windows by Brisbane artist William Bustard and Melbourne firm, Brooks Robinson. The Peace Chapel contains World War honour boards and a communion set used at Gallipoli. The arched tiered chancel, pipe organ, choir and fine ecclesiastical furniture are impressive. This Heritage Listed Church is open during the week to the public between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Guided tours for groups are also available by appointment. St Andrews can also be used as a unique venue for your wedding.
St Johns Cathedral

St Johns Cathedral

St John's Cathedral is a heritage site with cultural splendour unrivalled in Brisbane. With gothic-revival architecture that begun 100 years ago (and is still being built), the Cathedral features wood-carvings, stained-glass, 350 million year old limestone and the only fully stone-vaulted ceiling in Australia. The Cathedral's font contains pillars of fossiliferous limestone 350 million years old from Frosterley, United Kingdom, in which skeletons of Coral polyps and bi-valve shells are clearly visible. Every window in the cathedral is of significance: from the large early twentieth century Wheel window to the collection of William Bustard's work, and then the later vibrant…
ANZAC Square War Memorial

ANZAC Square War Memorial

ANZAC Square War Memorial and Parkland, dedicated to Australia's military heritage, features the Shrine of Remembrance with Eternal Flame. Also included are war memorials, honour rolls, unit plaques, mosaic and soils from WWII cemeteries. Touch-tell systems explain the significance of the ANZAC Square War Memorial. The centrally-located Square is a peaceful sanctuary for reflection within the busy Brisbane City precinct.
Brisbane Customs House

Brisbane Customs House

Customs House, one of Brisbane's heritage icons, is located on the river in the Central Business District. The beautifully restored building is operated by The University of Queensland as a cultural, educational and heritage facility. Behind the grand Corinthian columns you will find exquisite boardrooms, a stunning ballroom, a licensed restaurant and an information centre. Customs House is open to the public for viewing. Visitors are able to stroll through the building and capture its historic flavour while a display of Customs Service memorabilia from those bygone years stirs the imagination. A permanent display of the Stuartholme-Behan collection of Australian…
MacArthur Museum

MacArthur Museum

The Macarthur Museum is a gallery dedicated to Brisbane's involvement in World War II. Visit the museum to learn about General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in the South West Pacific, who used what is now the MacArthur Museum as his base for steering one of the largest wartime campaigns in history. Discover Brisbane's wartime heritage from 1939 - 1945, a crucial period in Australia's history. Visit the office of General Douglas MacArthur, Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in the South West Pacific Area. Sit at the table where MacArthur and his staff developed strategies…
Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane is part of the living history of the city, examining how Brisbane and its people continue to change over time and revealing how each of our individual and collective stories are the milestones of the city’s evolution. The Museum explores the seemingly ordinary people and places of Brisbane to uncover unexpected and fascinating stories and delivers a changing program of exhibitions that provoke discussion and thought about the city and its communities. The revitalised Museum of Brisbane is located on level three of the newly restored Brisbane City Hall. Holding a significant place in the hearts of…
Albert Street Uniting Church

Albert Street Uniting Church

Albert Street Uniting Church has been a Spiritual Home in Brisbane City for over 160 years. The church is in the decorative Gothic style of architecture to harmonise the style with the requirements of a tropical climate. The most prominent feature of the external design is the spire on the Albert and Ann Streets corner. This rises to a height of 42 metres from the street. The spire continues upward in a graceful and unbroken line, capped by a handsome wrought-iron finial. The Church is open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.00pm for prayer and reflection, and is also a…
St Stephens Catholic Cathedral

St Stephens Catholic Cathedral

St Stephens Catholic Cathedral in Brisbane city is a 19th Century, neo-Gothic building with a modern extension built in 1989. The cathedral houses striking sculptures and a memorable collection of nineteenth century stained glass windows from Germany, France, England and Ireland. The neighbouring Pugin Chapel was Queensland's first church and was built in 1850. The cathedral takes its name from the 'cathedra' or bishop's seat, symbol of the chief pastor and teacher of the local Church. In the cathedral, parish communities find a sign of their fellowship with each other and the expression of their unity with the Church throughout…
Brisbane City Hall

Brisbane City Hall

Located in King George Square, Brisbane City Hall is 'the People's Place' of The City. For the past 80 years the Hall has been the backdrop to many of Brisbane's cultural, social and civic events. Brisbane City Hall was re-rededicated to the people of Queensland on Saturday, 6 April 2013 after closing for a historic three-year restoration and repair project. City Hall is open seven days a week with lots of interesting things for visitors to see and do. City Hall can also be used as a unique venue to host your wedding.
Brisbane Arcade

Brisbane Arcade

Built in 1923, the heritage-listed Brisbane Arcade is one of the city's oldest shopping destinations. From Terazzo floors and balustrades to dado panelling, it reflects the elegance of its award-winning fashion designers, manufacturer jewellers, antique and gift stores. With just 50 specialist retailers, the majority of them home-grown, come and enjoy a unique and intimate shopping experience at Brisbane Arcade..
Mercy Heritage Centre

Mercy Heritage Centre

Step into the atmospheric Mercy Heritage Centre and explore the life and work of the Sisters of Mercy in one of Brisbane’s oldest surviving buildings. The core of the building ‘Adderton’ was built in 1858 by John Petrie. A convent for more than 144 years, visitors now have the unique opportunity to explore this historic residence, gaining insights into the Sisters of Mercy daily life through intimate encounters of the nun’s living conditions and instructional training. Revealed is the full breadth and depth of the rich and diverse history of the Sisters of Mercy Brisbane, the origins of the Mercy…
Queen Street Mall

Queen Street Mall

This vibrant shopping and lifestyle precinct lies at the heart of Brisbane City and is arguably Australia's most successful pedestrian mall, playing host to over 26 million visitors a year. The Queen Street Mall offers an unrivalled mix of local, national and international labels and flagship stores. More than 700 retailers have made their homes here - many enjoy mall and street frontage, others are tucked away inside world-class centres and heritage-listed arcades. Queens Plaza, the latest jewel in the Queen Street Mall crown, is a must visit. Other long-time favourites include Wintergarden, Broadway on the Mall, the magnificent and…
Queen Adelaide Building

Queen Adelaide Building

Located opposite The Myer Centre at the George Street end of the Queen Street Mall, the Queen Adelaide Building has a distinctly sporty flavour. The historic building, one of Brisbane's oldest, is a former convict barrack and is now home to Queensland's flagship Sportsgirl store, as well as other quality retailers such as Igedo and Rebel Sport and other sporty brands.
Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland

This oasis in the heart of Brisbane is a must see destination. With spectacular subtropical plant displays, sweeping vistas and unique artwork, Roma Street Parkland is the perfect place to go exploring - and it's only a short walk from Brisbane's Queen Street Mall. The Parkland is not only a garden-lover's paradise, but also a regular host to many special events and festivals throughout the year. It has emerged as a popular gathering place for the people of Brisbane and a true highlight for visitors to the city, attracting nearly half a million people every year. Join one of the…
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