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Published October 3rd 2019
Bankfoot House, located at 1998 Old Gympie Rd, Glasshouse Mountains, is now much easier to visit, as instead of one day a month, they now open three days a week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am till 3pm.
The house is furnished with many interesting original domestic items. To take a tour of the house, you must go next door to the Mary Grigor Centre to ask for a guide. One can only visit in the company of a guide to ensure the protection of the exhibits. Tours are free.
Mary Grigor Centre is an archival visitor centre that supports Bankfoot House. The historical group who focuses on Bankfoot House have done lots of research into the three families that resided at the house. I was fortunate enough to visit the day they were having storytelling about these families. Many hours of research have produced a lot of interesting stories.
A visit to Bankfoot House can easily be incorporated with a visit to the Glass House mountains lookout, as it is located very near the turnoff to go up the mountain. Bankfoot House is definitely worth a visit.