Happy New Year, and welcome to 2021!
Newstead House is temporarily CLOSED as a House Museum. We are accepting bookings for pre arranged tours (minimum numbers apply), events, weddings and education programs.
Although Newstead House is closed you can still visit our Heritage Precinct and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Newstead Park.
We are reviewing our public opening hours and look forward to announcing our plans in the near future.
Thank you for your interest in Brisbane’s premier historic home and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future!
Newstead House was fortunate to receive State Government funding in 2019 for a major restoration and refurbishment project to ensure the future of this beautiful and iconic landmark.
This work has been unavoidably delayed due to the COVID-19 event.
The good news is that with the delay we will be endeavouring to temporarily re-open Newstead House, as much as possible, to the public, including for events.
Keep up to date on our plans for re-opening dates, events, and any COVID-19 restrictions, by visiting this website.
THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN…
Newstead house is Brisbane’s oldest surviving European home, established in 1846. This iconic landmark has evolved from a simple Georgian cottage into a grand residence following significant renovations and extensions in 1867. The house occupies a commanding position within Newstead Park, with sweeping views of the Hamilton and Bulimba reaches of the Brisbane River. Newstead House is an established house museum, decorated and furnished to reflect the late Victorian period and is a significant part of Brisbane history. We welcome you to embrace and experience this premier heritage property!