Celebrations at Ormiston House!

Last weekend we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the formation of the restoration committee at Ormiston House. In addition to the 50th anniversary of the formation of the committee, we also celebrated all those who started restoring the House before the committee was officially formed.

To mark the occasion, we invited as many former committee members as possible to a celebration held on the Ormiston House verandah. Guests enjoyed a beautiful High Tea, catered by the wonderful Steve from Zyka’s Kitchen. Guests were entertained by John Ellis and George Williamson, violinist Camille Barry, bass baritone Andrew Collis, and soprano Ashleigh Denning. What beautiful music!

Our Honorary Administrator, Duchesne Barry, and Resident Historian, Jessica Stroja, spoke about the importance of the day and acknowledged the many years of work that have allowed Ormiston House to be opened to the public.

Each committee member was also presented with a souvenir book that chronicled the restoration of the House. This limited edition booklet includes beautiful photographs from the House’s history, right up to the present day. Our Resident Historian compiled this beautiful record of the restoration to date, and we would like to thank our local Harvey Norman Store (Cleveland) who very generously sponsored the printing of the souvenir booklet.

This marks only the beginning of the Ormiston House journey! We look forward to many more years of wonderful history, friendships and community, all thanks to our wonderful, dedicated volunteers!

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Have You Seen Our Loyalty Cards?

From Sunday 18 June, every guest who comes through the gate on a Sunday at Historic Ormiston House will be given a loyalty card. Show your loyalty card each time you come to Ormiston House, and every third time you visit us, your entry will be free!

We can’t wait to start giving out loyalty cards tomorrow morning! This is just one way we can say ‘thank you’ for supporting Ormiston House! If you have any queries, please feel free to ask any of our volunteers, call 0457 675 137 or email administrator@ormistonhouse.org.au

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We Now Have Eftpos!

We have an exciting announcement to make!

Historic Ormiston House now has eftpos facilities for ticket entry into the grounds and refreshments/souvenir purchases! We are very excited to embark on this six month trial of eftpos facilities, and are pleased to be able to make this facility available to our guests.

We are accepting Mastercard and Visa Cards only.

If you would prefer to pay via cash, then please don’t worry! Our cash payment facilities will remain available for your convenience.

Please note: we do not accept Amex or Diners Club Cards.


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Ormiston and the Second World War

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Don’t have plans yet for next weekend? Then come along to our lecture ‘Ormiston and the Second World War’! Enjoy a Devonshire Tea on the verandah before hearing our historian, Jessica Stroja, uncover the history of Ormiston during the Second … Continue reading

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Easter Closure

Please Note: Historic Ormiston House will be closed on Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017. We hope all our volunteers, friends, guests and followers have a wonderful Easter!

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Did you see our first newsletter for 2017? If not, check it out here! http://eepurl.com/cBDAkz

Our next newsletter will be coming out soon, with all the details of our Photographic Exhibition Launch. If you don’t want to miss out on hearing the latest news, sign up to our newsletter here: http://ormistonhouse.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=b559cede41587169abb1a7285&id=6b4e304211

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Historic Ormiston House Photographic Exhibition

Have you heard about the launch of our inaugural photographic exhibition? If not, head over to the Redland City Bulletin to read the fantastic article about our new exhibitions!


We launch at 1pm on Sunday 26 March. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Christmas/New Year Closures

Please note our Christmas and New Year closures!
Historic Ormiston House will be closed from Monday 12 December 2016 to Saturday 28 January 2017 inclusive.

We look forward to welcoming you once we re-open! We have some very exciting announcements coming up this year. Stay tuned for updates here and on our Facebook Page!

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Find Us On Facebook!



Have you seen our new Facebook Page? Like our page and see updates at www.facebook.com/historicormistonhouse

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Edwardian Tea Party: August 2015

IMAG0454IMAG0459IMAG0460Over 60 ladies (and a few brave men!) attended a lovely afternoon in the elegant surroundings of the house, enjoying a tasty selection of sweets and savouries reminiscent of the tea parties of yesteryear.

Guests entered into the spirit of the occasion, wearing a colourful array of hats and fascinators. There were prizes for the three hats judged to be the best, and a number of guests went away happy with a superb selection of raffle prizes.

The guests were entertained by Jessica Stoja on piano in the drawing room of the house, which was open for the guests to wander through the beautiful interiors of the rooms.














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