Welcome to Miegunyah House Museum

home of The Queensland Women's Historical Association.

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Please contact Miegunyah by email at qwha.miegunyah@gmail.com for more information or visit our Facebook page for updates.

Miegunyah General Opening Hours

Wednesdays 12.30pm - 3.00pm (Guided Tour at 1pm only)
Saturdays 12.30pm - 4.00pm (Guided Tour at 1pm and 3pm)
Sundays 12.30pm - 4.00pm (Guided Tour at 1pm and 3pm)

Devonshire teas are available from
12.30pm - 3.00pm on Wednesday
12.30pm - 4.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Group visits and functions are available on other days by prior arrangement.
Please allow for at least 14 days notice if booking for a group.

Conditions for Opening Museum for Public Tours

Miegunyah is open to the public for tours of our historic house museum, including current displays. The Museum is open to the public from early February until late November, although we are closed for each Easter weekend, ANZAC Day and the Exhibition holiday in August.

We are currently operating under COVID-safe guidelines, and as such:
ALL VISITORS TO MIEGUNYAH MUST NOW PRE-BOOK.

To book email qwha.miegunyah@gmail.com or phone the Secretary on 0408 355 198

Admission prices include a guided tour.

(Admission and catering prices are all subject to change).

Adults $10.00
Children (primary school age) $5.00

Devonshire teas

, served on the house verandah, are also available ($10.00 per serve).

School groups and other group bookings

Please email qwha.miegunyah@gmail.com or phone Secretary Robyn on 0408 355 198

Gift vouchers are available $40

a 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.

Previous Displays and Other Resources

You can view the "Perspectives and Perception" display as a virtual tour. This display highlights artworks from the collection of the QWHA. Styles include Miniatures; Photographic Opalotypes; Portraits; Silhouettes; Landscapes; Autograph books and Queensland Women. Throughout the tour you will find the contemporary work hanging or placed near the 19th century equivalent categories. Contemporary works are included from the Fireworks Gallery (https://www.fireworksgallery.com.au/) and from celebrated Queensland sculptor, Rhyl Hinwood. We hope that you enjoy this tour.

You can view the "High Society" display 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 carried out extensive conservation on many of the pieces in the display. We hope that you enjoy this tour.

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 Devonshire teas. Miegunyah is also available for group visits, special interest groups, corporate and private functions. The Queensland Women's Historical Association (QWHA) holds 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.

How to find Miegunyah House Museum

35 Jordan Terrace Bowen Hills, Brisbane

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.

The Queensland Women's Historical Association is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council

through a Historical Organisation Assistance Grant 2020/2021