Mini Toowoomba Open House 2016

Sunday, 22 May 2016... Mark it in your diary!

One day each year, some of our most beautiful and fascinating homes and buildings throw open their doors to the public.

Residents, visitors, families, design buffs, architecture fans, heritage enthusiasts - absolutely anyone who is curious about Toowoomba’s unique places is invited to explore!

Changing Seasons this year!

Now in beautiful Autumn!

Toowoomba Open House is changing seasons in 2016. This year we are offering an autumnal preview event on May 22. Nicknamed by the organisers as Tiny Open House Toowoomba it will feature a small selection of special places, as a place marker for the next full event planned for May 2017.

With only a limited number of building open for this years May time preview event visitors should be able to view them all in the one day.

Take the opportunity to explore some of Toowoomba’s historic homes and venues.

This year’s program features 3 private homes including the stately Ellerslie and the delightful Bendemere, as well as the Marks designed architectural gems Gladstone House & Cottage.

Explore the beautiful, historic Toowoomba Railway Station and Goods Shed.

Check the complete list of buildings and activities on the Toowoomba Open House website or Facebook pages.

Take part in the Guided Walking Tour – 'Experience Toowoomba’s First Transport Revolution'

The excitement being generated by recent transport developments in the region is nothing new. With the arrival of that first train, Toowoomba was connected to vast colonial, national and international markets, ensuring an unparalleled boom in growth, industry and development. Without the railway it is doubtful that Toowoomba would have grown into Australia’s second largest inland city.

Be part of a special Open House event exploring Toowoomba’s first transport revolution.

Come and relive this revolutionary period as we explore the Toowoomba Railway precinct and reflect on the enormous significance the railway has had in shaping the development of Toowoomba. Learn about the future plans for this wonderful precinct and appreciate the long history of Toowoomba as a transportation hub.

Having gained unparalleled access to the precinct, including the distribution and storage focus of early Toowoomba, the goods shed, Toowoomba’s Open House invites you to take part in a wonderful journey of exploration.

Enjoy an informative guided tour of the Railway Precinct. Each tour runs for between 90 -120 minutes commencing at 10.30am and 2.00pm. Bookings are essential as are sturdy walking shoes. A small donation towards the Open House is appreciated.

Book online at Eventbrite


or call 0402 138 751 to reserve a place.