- 1998 Old Gympie Rd, Glass House Mountains QLD 4518
- Opening hours
- Last Sunday of the month. January to November, 10am-3pm or by appointment
- Adults: $5
Explore heritage listed Bankfoot House, where three generations made their home. Walk through the front door and experience the house as the family left it.
Can you imagine living in the same house as your great grandparents, who didn’t throw anything out? The families’ resourcefulness is inspirational. Unpeel layers of history through family photos, the working pianola, the 1868 table, the beds layered with mattresses and objects from the families’ businesses. You can time travel through the countless calendars and see spoons worn down with years of stirring.
As well as a family home, the house was also the location of a Cobb & Co staging post, the local Post Office, timber-getting businesses, a butcher, the base point for recreational mountain climbers and an overnight stop for independent travellers.
The site also includes the award-winning Mary Grigor Centre which houses community meeting spaces, changing displays, parking and amenities. Pack a picnic and enjoy your lunch in the expansive grounds where the kids can play. The breathtaking views of Mt Tibrogargan and Mt Beerwah add to the sense of rural living. Make sure you bring your camera as there are plenty of photo opportunities.