Museum & Gallery Services Queensland

Wolston Historic House

Did you know...
Did you know that Wolston House is one of the oldest remaining farmhouses close to the city of Brisbane?

Bookcase/secretaire in sitting room c1860s

Provenance exists for this item showing it was built by George Dowden, a well known cabinet maker in Ipswich.

Left: George Dowden Bookcase/secretaire Ipswich makers

Did you know...
Do you know that Wolston House was almost lost in 1960? The government of the day intended to bulldoze it down to make space for the Department of Agriculture Research facility.

Collection of and Plates

Silver and plate collection, including tea and coffee service, napkin rings, christening mugs, and cutlery. This collection of silver belonged to the Goggs family who owned the property from 1860–1906.

Left: Goggs, silver and bibles

Did you know...
Did you know that Wolston House is noted for being built in both NSW and Queensland because it was built in 1852 and extended in 1860?

Toilet mirror in bedroom (Victorian)

This was given to Mrs Goggs' servant when she left employment. It has never been used but rather stored under the bed because the owner felt it was “too grand”.

Left: Wolston House in November

Contact Details

Wolston Historic House
Address: 223 Grindle Road, Wacol Qld
Phone: 07 3223 6666
Open Sunday 17 May 2009 11am–4pm
2nd & 4th Sundays 11am–4pm
Monday to Sunday by appointment only, phone 3223 6666