Welcome to Miegunyah House Museum
home of The Queensland Women's Historical Association.
Our most recent exhibition is now available to view as a virtual tour. Proudly supported by a Brisbane City Council History grant, "High Society" is a display of evening wear from the Miegunyah collection. Queensland textile conservator, Dr Michael Marendy has carried out extensive conservation on many of the pieces now on display. We hope that you enjoy this tour. Small group bookings will soon be available if you would like to view the exhibition in person. Please contact Miegunyah on 07 3252 2979 for more information or visit our Facebook page for updates.
Please listen to this Podcast featuring an interview with Dr Michael Marendy: "A little black dress", produced by Brisbane Living Heritage Network as part of their "My Favourite Item: unravelling Brisbane's history piece by piece" podcast series.
Please view our video showcasing Miegunyah's Treasures, see below or go to our Facebook page.
Built in the 1880's when local tradition was at its most opulent, Miegunyah is one of Brisbane's most accessible Heritage Homes. Richly decorated with iron-lace balustrades, filigree columns and friezes, and furnished in the style of the late 19th century, Miegunyah is a living example of Victorian elegance and charm. Step through the wide cedar door way into the House Museum, be fascinated by exotic collectables from travels afar, learn about the people who lived at Miegunyah and ghosts that never left. Even glimpse the labours of 19th century housekeeping!
Miegunyah House Museum, the archives, research and publishing activities are maintained by
The Queensland Women's Historical Association as a Memorial to the Pioneer Women of Queensland.
To view aspects of our collection online please go to the QWHA eHive page.
Miegunyah is open to the public for tours and morning / afternoon teas. Miegunyah is also available for group visits, special interest groups, corporate and private functions. The Queensland Women's Historical Association (QWHA) holds regular history related talks in the formal dining room.
The QWHA archives and research facilities are held at the House Museum in a secure climate controlled environment. Access to these facilities is available to researchers by appointment. The QWHA also produces a range of books and other publications. To view a list of these publications please download our current books and publications file.
FREE PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD:
Download a copy of the report "Significance Assessment of the Collection" prepared by Dr Judith McKay for a National Library of Australia grant received in 2016.
Download a copy of Dr Judith McKay's article published in the February 2019 edition of The Australiana Society Magazine "Trust the women: women lead the way in preserving Queensland's heritage" (article available with the kind permission of Dr Mackay and The Australian Society).
Download a copy of the catalogue from our exhibition "We Remember" a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day. The exhibition ran from April 22nd until August 3rd 2015. The display concentrated on three key elements of war: Patriotism, Service and Loss. The exhibition displayed the objects and stories that have been stored in the Miegunyah archive. The catalogue is available from this link at the State Library of Queensland through One Search.
There are also two small articles available for download about the nursing careers of "Matron Eunice Paten" and "Matron Julia Mary Hart", two of the first four Queensland nurses to enlist and leave Brisbane on the HMAT A5 "Omrah", which was one of the 7 ships in the first Australian and New Zealand convoy to leave Australian waters for the Middle East.
Download a copy of the catalogue from our exhibition "The Bride Wore White", displaying 200 years of Wedding Fashion and Accessories, which was held at Miegunyah in 2013.
Please see our What's On page for further information.
Our opening hours: IMPORTANT CHANGE TO OPENING HOURS
DUE TO VIRUS CONCERNS WE ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE SEE OUR WHAT'S ON PAGE FOR FUTURE EVENTS WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO RE-OPEN
Wednesdays 10.30am - 3.00pm
Saturdays 12 noon - 4.00pm (Guided Tour at 1pm and 3pm)
Sundays 10.30am - 4.00pm.
Group visits and functions other days by prior arrangement.
Please allow for at least 14 days notice if booking for a group.
Miegunyah is open from early February until late November, although we are closed for each Easter weekend, ANZAC Day and the Exhibition holiday in August.
Opening times are subject to change, sometimes at short notice: Please check our What's On page for details of special events and private functions when the house may be closed.
Admission prices - includes guided tour.
Admission and catering prices are all subject to change.
Children (primary school age) $5.00
School groups please contact Miegunyah on 07 3252 2979
Devonshire teas are also available ($10.00 per serve)
Group visits are available by prior arrangement
For morning / afternoon teas & luncheon menu please see the catering and admission prices form or contact Miegunyah on 07 3252 2979.
Gift vouchers now available $40
perfect gift for Mother's Day, Birthdays, or any occasion.
Tour of the House Museum & Devonshire tea for two people.
Contact us to arrange payment & direct mail delivery.
How to find Miegunyah House Museum
Miegunyah House Museum is situated within the Breakfast Creek Heritage Precinct and is easily accessible by public transport. TRANSLink 13 12 30 or www.translink.com.au.
Large bus drop-off area is near the front entrance on Jordan Terrace.
Mini bus and wheelchair access via rear entrance off Roche Avenue.
Street parking is available for private vehicles in Jordan Terrace and Roche Avenue.
Please note these streets are within the Brisbane central traffic area and restrictions apply.
Miegunyah House Museum regular Open House Program and the QWHA archives & research facilities are made available to the public by the generous support of volunteers.