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Newstead House

Cnr: Breakfast Creek Rd & Newstead Avenue | Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
+61 7 3216 1846
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THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND'S HISTORIC HOMES... One of the most prominent homes in our history, the iconic landmark was built in 1846 and has been occupied by some of Brisbane's most influential colonial figures including Patrick Leslie, Captain John Clements Wickham and George Harris. Newstead House, Brisbane's oldest surviving residence is the jewel in the crown of South East Queensland's historic properties. Now operating as a living museum, the grand home is furnished to reflect the occupation of the Harris family, who were in residence between 1862 and 1890. We invite you to take in the magnificent views as you wander the generous verandas & explore the history of our grand home. Discover another world, located minutes from the CBD.
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Cnr: Breakfast Creek Rd & Newstead Avenue | Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
+61 7 3216 1846
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a really fantastic historic home. The house is in amazing condition and the design features are really interesting. Our guide Sandy brought the house to life with stories of the various owners. The view of the house from the riverside and the entrance are...More

Thank MHH0855
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Newstead House and Brisbane history have always been intertwined, but the story of one of its lesser publicised inhabitants came to life for me last Friday when I was welcomed as a guest to the House by Anna Wickham herself. For one hour this amazing...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It has been a few years since I visited Newstead House, and a recent "Meet Anna Wickham" experience was most excellent . . to see the place through the eyes of someone who was a resident, and an important one at that. "Anna's" presentation was...More

Thank Gail W
Jennifer G, Public Relations Manager at Newstead House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We are certainly very proud to be sharing the stories of the women of Newstead House, and the Anna Wickham theatre tour does bring to life the time in our history. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We recently spent a most enjoyable Sunday afternoon meeting "Anna Wickham" at historic Newstead House. This visit to Newstead House was really educational. I have been there several times, but learning the personal stories of Anna Wickham and her family offered a much different perspective....More

Thank raintree53
Jennifer G, Public Relations Manager at Newstead House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review of the Anna Wickham theatre tour at Newstead House. This important story of a very important person in our history comes to life through the wonderful performance of "Anna". One of the reasons I...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

As I walked up the long driveway we approached a beautiful cottage I remember seeing 16 years earlier. The house as soon as you enter bring life back to the older days. As soon as you step on the the back deck, you get a...More

Thank rileyjade96
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had caught the 10.30am River cruise which turns around at Newstead House and took the opportunity go disembark and have a look around. Because of the short time available to us, we had to catch the next river cruise back in two hours, we...More

Thank Charmaine182
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stopped in, but the upper floor was closed for a private event. We were able to tour the lower floor with a staff member and learned about the history of the home. Beautiful gardens with view of the Brisbane River. Will stop in to see...More

Thank MegtheHealer
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Beautiful old style house in beautiful location. Great for a reminder of a by-gone era. Nice walk around the grounds, not a hell of a lot to do or see. Beautiful old house.

Thank GotUsWandering
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Look out for the 1st Sunday of the month when the Food Trucks visit Newstead House. Lots of choices but load up with cash before the visit. Beautiful view down the river from the lawns. Pack the picnic rug and a few crackers/strawberries/chips and cool...More

Thank ChrisIQueensland
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Overlooking the Brisbane River this is a lovely historical house set in manicured lawns with unusual plants. This simple Georgian house built in 1846 is decorated as close as possible to the Victorian era. The museum has lots of memorabilia to keep you busy for...More

Thank AussieDiver53
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