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Newstead House

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Address: Cnr: Breakfast Creek Rd & Newstead Avenue | Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 3216 1846
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND'S HISTORIC HOMES... One of...

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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Great place for a little Brisbane history

Step back in time to early colonial Brisbane life. Make sure that you check what time they are open. Volunteer run and they have occasional specially themed days and celebrations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Step back in time to early colonial Brisbane life. Make sure that you check what time they are open. Volunteer run and they have occasional specially themed days and celebrations.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Newstead house today. A pleasant and informative way to spend a couple of hours. Included in the cost of nine dollars was a personal guided tour by the lovely Margaret and tea and scones. A good insight into the history of Brisbane.

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Thank Bill C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to learn more about one of the first and original homesteads in Brisbane. Wonderful exhibition currently going on "historical thread" that intertwine fabrics worn by the inhabitants of the house and history. Positively surprised that morning tea is included in the admission!! Lovely scones with jam and cream.

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Thank Marie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just love visiting old place and museums, just fascinating the history and information from times old.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Maybe before you go to The Breaky Creek for lunch you take a look at this place you can then just walk over the Bridge to the Breaky Creek for Lunch.This House is Very old and you can see where the servants use to cook the dinner for the rich people and where they use to sleep.Its full of History... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Visited as a family, enjoyed learning some of Brisbane's early history. Coffee & scones on the veranda watching life on the river on a beautiful sunny winters day made our visit perfect. Went for a walk along the river to work off the scones we ate.

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Yanchep, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited Newstead House on a lovely sunny Friday. Coming from the UK, we have seen older houses as 1845 is not really that old, but it was still interesting. What really made the visit was the friendliness of the staff, they couldn't have been more helpful. As we walked around they offered us scones and jam, tea and coffee.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We were on a river ferry and they dropped us off for an hour or two- it was delightful. Brisbane's oldest house has a magnificent view of the river and it is interesting to see how the people of the era lived.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Newstead House and its grounds are a delight. The house itself is immensely historic and one of few relics of Brisbane’s past. There is quite a good display and helpful staff. The grounds slope down with beautiful views of the Brisbane river and the sailing club across the other side. There are tables and chairs and this is a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Newstead House is a fine old colonial house, the oldest one in Brisbane, with lovely views along the river. Good to look around, friendly volunteers, and tea and scones included in the entrance fee the day we went - fantastic!

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