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We’re on Twitter!

Historic Ormiston House is on Twitter! Check out our profile and follow us here:

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Come to the Christmas in July Craft Stalls!

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Come to our Lecture this Sunday 28 April!

The research is finished, the lecture is ready, and our Historian can’t wait to greet you all tomorrow at our 2019 Lecture!
Come and join our Resident Historian Jessica at 10.30am tomorrow (Sunday) as she shares with you the history of Captain Louis Hope – a remarkable figure in Australian history. Coinciding with the Australian Heritage Festival, this is a fantastic Sunday outing!
Tickets (only $15 each) includes a Devonshire Tea on the verandah before the lecture, the lecture itself, and you can stay in the grounds until closing time at 4pm. Why not make a day of it – bring a picnic, explore the historic house and gardens, or purchase a sandwich for lunch on the verandah!
If you haven’t booked already, let us know you’re coming, and we’ll have a Devonshire Tea ready and waiting for you! Send us a message, email or call 0457 675 137. We can’t wait to welcome you!
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Easter Closures

Please note: We will be closed on Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019.

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Opera by the Bay at Historic Ormiston House

Marking the 50th anniversary of the very first Opera Beneath the Stars at Historic Ormiston House was a marvellous occasion that celebrated family, friends, music, heritage and community!

Despite the rain, guests enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of musical and operatic delights from Rosemarie Arthars, Shaun Brown, Andrew Collis, Sarah Crane, Rosario La Spina, Milijana Nikolic, John Woods, the UQ Singers, Camille Barry and the Black Square Quartet. The heritage gem that is Ormiston House and its beautiful grounds was brought to life as guests celebrated the musical fundraising traditions that were such a vibrant part of the Redlands and Brisbane from 1969, when the first Opera Beneath the Stars was held. Guests also enjoyed the scrumptious delights from The Vintage Apron throughout the fantastic event!

None of this would have been possible without the truly amazing volunteer team that helps bring Historic Ormiston House to life each and every time we open. Thank you to all of our volunteers who prepared the grounds, helped set up for the event, organised catering for our volunteers and performers, assisted guests with parking and entry into the grounds, showed guests through the historic house, oversaw first aid, and took care of the amazing raffle. We also had wonderful help from members of Rotary Wellington Point. We could not do this without all of you!

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Don’t miss our Craft Expo!

Don’t forget to mark our Craft Expo in your diaries for Sunday 10 March!! We’ll be open from 10 am to 4 pm, and with Devonshire Teas and sandwiches available on the verandah, plus amazing crafts to view and buy in the craft expo, this is set to be a fantastic day out!

Thought you might have missed out on having your stall at the expo? We have a few stalls left, so send us a message, email or call 0407 034 978 for details if you want to join our other creative crafters and be part of this exciting event!


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We’re back!

We’re back! Come and visit us tomorrow on our first open day for 2019 – Sunday, 27 January. Gates open at 12 noon and close at 4 pm.

Entry is only $7 adults, $5 concession and $2 children aged 5-12 years, and all funds support the ongoing maintenance of this beautiful Redlands heritage gem. Why not come down, explore the grounds, view the historic house and enjoy a Devonshire Tea or sandwich on the verandah? It sure sounds like a fantastic way to enjoy a long weekend!

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Calling all amazing crafters!

Calling all amazing creative crafters! We have a few stall spaces left at our 2019 Craft Expo, so if you are interested in being a part of this exciting event, send us a message, email or call 0407 034 978!


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Happy New Year!



Happy New Year to all our friends, followers, supporters, visitors and guests!

Times and fashions may have changed since this New Year postcard, showing Queen Street and the Post Office Clock in Brisbane, was sent out to friends in circa 1908, but the sentiment remains the same! We hope you all have a bright year ahead and can’t wait to welcome you to our own Redlands heritage gem, Historic Ormiston House, in 2019!

Image Credit: State Library of Queensland, John Oxley Library, Neg: 193117


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