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Brisbane Open House 2012

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by Celeste Jacobs (subscribe)
Wife. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Aunty. Traveller. Dreamer. Idealist.
Have you ever wondered what lies behind the closed doors of some of Brisbane's most renowned and prestigious buildings? Well, wonder no more. On 6 October 2012, for one day only and in conjunction with World Architecture Day, select buildings throughout Brisbane's CBD, Valley and City South precincts will throw their doors open to the public to areas that are traditionally out of bounds.

How would you like to see the library book sorting machine in action or take an inside look at how Brisbane's traffic is controlled? Add Brisbane Square to your itinerary. Maybe you'd like to step back in time and walk through Brisbane's oldest building, closing your eyes and imagining what life in a penal colony would be like - then don't miss the Commissariat Store.

Commissariat Store
Commissariat Store, view from Queens Wharf Road

These are just some of the incredible opportunities you will get to experience. Subscribe to Brisbane Open House news via their website to be the first to hear when they release the program of events. This will list which buildings are participating this year with images, maps and suggested itineraries to help you plan your day.

Tours are both guided and self-guided and encourage active participation, public awareness and community spirit between the City of Brisbane and its residents and visitors. If you're interested in doing your bit for the community, why not volunteer. Details are on their website.

Lovers of architecture, history, politics or engineering won't want to miss this special event. And don't forget your camera!
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Why? Building Communities & Civic Pride
When: 6 October 2012
Where: Brisbane
Your Comment
Thank you so much for this, and pity there is not much publicity about this.
However, I wish they can extend their hours. Most tours are between 10AM and 2PM, some finishes at 1PM and 3PM.
by Pumpkin (score: 1|14) 2606 days ago
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