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Update April 6th 2013
The Open House program is out now. Book EARLY if required!

Do your own home invasion
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State Library of South Australia


I think most have us have a sneaking curiosity about what lies behind closed doors.

It doesn't matter whether it's your neighbour's new house, or heritage buildings that you drive past.

There is often an almost primal urge to see inside the secret space. To explore the interior, and compare it with your own house.

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Adelaide Studios - Formerly Glenside Hospital


And this irresistible instinct even applies to public buildings too. How many of us have wondered what the Parliament House dining room looks like, or been curious about the private areas of the Freemason's Hall or a Supreme Court judge's chambers.

On the weekend of 4-5 May 2013 you will have a rare opportunity to do just this - explore selected houses and buildings that are normally closed to the public.

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The Old Queen's Theatre


Organised by History SA, Open House Adelaide 2013 will showcase some 50 buildings to inquisitive members of the public this year. The event is run in conjunction with About Time - SA's annual history festival.

While the list of realty to be open in 2013 has not been released yet, last year's event included access to the State Library's heritage collections, a guided tour of the Adelaide Festival Centre with one of its architects, access inside the former Glenside Hospital, and viewings of the old Queen's Theatre - the oldest in mainland Australia.

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Adelaide Festival Centre


While some private houses are opened to the public during Open House Adelaide, it is not likely that these houses will open their doors.

However you can look at the exterior of these curiosities anytime, while at least one of these houses has been featured recently on ABC TV program Dream Build.

If you're planning to satisfy your longing to explore unusual buildings, then get the news first from the Open House Adelaide Facebook page.

If bookings are required, do book early, as many tours get booked out.

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Carramar - One of Adelaide's Magnificent Heritage Buildings
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great article as always! I took the opportunity to visit the Freemasons Hall last year - what a stunningly beautiful (and fascinating) building
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3622) 2755 days ago
Great event Dave. Would be interesting to see inside some of the buildings on show.
by Yin-Yin Ow (score: 3|1596) 2754 days ago
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