Another historic house knocked off our list with a visit to Miegunyah House Museum in the Brisbane suburb of Bowen Hills. We managed to find a park immediately outside the house and arrived just as a small group tour was about to start. We paid our entry – once again $8 – no concession this time for Mum.
The woman who took us on the guided tour was amazing. She knew not only about the house, the artifacts in the house (not originals but of the time), but also about the people and life in Brisbane during the late 1800s.
The tour brought visiting the house alive. It was not hard to imagine the lady of the house having her tea parties, and the staff cooking in the small and extremely hot kitchen.
Interestingly, the house also has a connection to important missions during World War 2 as it was the planning headquarters for the raid on Japanese ships in Singapore Harbour in 1943.
The house is easy to find, not far from central Brisbane. It was without a doubt the best experience so far out of the historic homes we have visited in South-East Queensland and well worth the money and time if you are in the area.
For more history and information about the house, check out the official Miegunyah House Museum site.