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Brisbane Open House 2016

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by Alison Muirhead (subscribe)
Doting grandmother and grey nomad who should join Volunteers Anonymous and is greatly in favour of a ten day week. So much to do, so little time.
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Shingle Inn,Brisbane Open House 2016,Banner
Sweet things to come in 2016

Some little kids count down the days until Christmas; some big kids count down the days until Brisbane Open House. Well, here's good news for the latter. BOH for 2016 will be launched on August 24, so go to the website that very day to see what treats are in store for you on October 8 and 9! As usual, the old favourites will be on display, but if you have ticked them all off your bucket list, there are some new treats coming your way.

Brisbane Open house 2016,City Hall
A new lease on life

One hundred buildings, the most ever, will unlock their doors to locals and tourists alike. They consist of private homes, historic landmarks, and significant institutional structures. Three interesting themes for this year are military history, medicine and science, and theatre and the arts something for everyone.

St John's Cathedral Brisbane,Brisbane Open House 2016
St John's Cathedral Brisbane

Brisbane's skyline is ever changing, sometimes to the regret of oldtimers like myself, but I still have an eye for an outstanding modern building, and one of these will give you a rare opportunity to visit spaces not usually open to the public. I am talking of the recently opened 480 Queen St, home to such high-profile businesses as BHP Billiton.

480 Queen St,Brisbane Open House 2016
Stairway to the stars......

480 Queen St,Brisbane Open House 2016
and a rooftop garden

Old favourites such as Brisbane City Hall, The Windmill on Spring Hill, Newstead House and the Walter Taylor Bridge are also on the agenda.

Brisbane Open House 2016,Walter Taylor Bridge
All the bridges run

For all BOH enthusiasts, including those much-appreciated volunteers, stand by for everything you need to know on August 24 by visiting In its seventh year, Brisbane Open House is part of the growing Open House Worldwide network, with almost 40 participating cities globally.

Brisbane Open House 2016,Customs House
Customs House and Guardian

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Why? To appreciate Brisbane's built environment
When: The main event - 8 & 9 October
Phone: 0411 482 792
Where: Throughout Brisbane
Cost: FREE!
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