What To Do - History & Cultural
Put aside any ideas of museums as dusty, rusty or dark and musty. The spaciousness of the Redland Museum and the elegance of displays routinely impresses both local and international visitors alike. The Redland Museum is considered by many as Queensland's finest regional museum, and rightfully so. During 2006, the Museum was presented with no less than five awards celebrating its excellence. Treasures are encountered at every step of the journey through the museum. Marvel at the restored and working 1890 Halladay windmill, get taken on a trip down memory lane by our collection of buggies, wagons and coaches or simply relive the past in one of our many historic rooms.
Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Saturday: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Public Holidays: Contact Museum
(Closed Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday)
Family Pass: $10.00 (2 Adults and minimum 2 Children)
60 Smith Street, Cleveland
Phone: (07) 3286 3494
Redland Art Gallery
The Redland Art Gallery is the region's most vibrant cultural destination with a mix of innovative and culturally diverse exhibitions.
Redland Art Gallery opened in February 2003 and features six exhibition spaces over two locations at Cleveland and Capalaba, just 35 minutes via road from the Brisbane CBD and the International and Domestic Airports.
The gallery's policy is to support and encourage access, diversity and opportunity; to create a deeper sense of identity and place; and to acknowledge the region's significant Indigenous culture and heritage.
Mon to Fri 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-2pm. Admission free.
Historic Ormiston House was the home of Australian sugar industry pioneer, Captain Louis Hope. It is regarded as one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in Queensland. The House dates back to 1862, has spacious grounds and gardens, and expansive views overlooking Moreton Bay. Ormiston House has been meticulously restored and furnished with authentic period pieces.
Enjoy a Devonshire tea on the verandah overlooking the beautiful camellia and azalea gardens, and Moreton Bay.
Built around 1862, the Doric columns were cut from local cypress trees but were sent to England to be turned. Skilled workmen then came from Scotland for the construction.
A glowing garden of azaleas, camellias, magnolias and other exotic flora from all over the world provides magnificent surrounds overlooking Moreton Bay and sweeping down to the shore.
The house is actually a colonial house overlooking Raby Bay. The House was originally called "Woojanness" but was later changed to Ormiston House. The name came from the owner's ancestral home in Scotland. The house was built on an area of 325 acre sugar property. The house was placed by John the Duke in 1993 on a market area. A couple from Queensland purchased the house in 1995.
The House had 16 rooms with verandahs and kitchen, servant's quarters and laundry. However the house functioned as a house museum in the 1960s.
Events held in Ormiston house: The Ormiston house celebrates a particular event called Highland Celtic Day . The day is actually celebrated to commemorate the Scottish Heritage of the Honorable Louis Hope family which built the house in the first place. An opening ceremony takes place. Another event celebrated with much mirth is The Heritage Day and Mother's day. The house celebrates a display of works by spinners and weavers. Chief attraction, includes John Ellis playing the Grand Piano. Ormiston house also celebrates Camelia Day and the Rolls Royce Concour Delegance.
Ormiston House is open most Sundays from March to November, 12 noon -4.00pm
(Week day guided tours for groups are available by prior arrangement.)
Entry is $5-00 for adults and $1-00 for children
Located at 277 Wellington Street, Ormiston
Phone: (07) 3286 1425 - recorded message / (07) 3824 1285 - administration