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  •   Brisbane - Rainy Day

•   Queensland Art Gallery
Go to the Queensland Art Gallery on South Bank. Housed in an award-winning building, the Art Gallery has extensive collections as well as touring exhibitions. Admission to the permanent collection is free.

•   Queensland Museum
The Queensland Museum, also on South Bank, is a hands-on, child-friendly museum featuring natural history and social history. See the endangered species display, take a virtual tour back in time 220 million years or see the biplane that Bert Hinkler flew from England to Australia in 1928. Admission is free except for special temporary exhibitions.

•   Miegunyah
Built in 1886, this house has a fascinating history, including being a staging camp for the Z Force commandos who carried out raids against the Japanese in Singapore harbour. Now owned by the Queensland Women's Historical Association, the house functions as their headquarters and as a memorial to the pioneer women of Queensland.

•   Queensland Police Museum
Find out all about Queensland Police - including operational equipment, police investigation techniques and Queensland crimes. See the simulated murder scene and see if you can solve this crime.

•   Museum of Brisbane
The Museum of Brisbane, in City Hall, has permanent and touring exhibitions which celebrate the art, culture and heritage of the river city.

•   Parliament House
Take a tour of Queensland`s beautiful, late 19th century Parliament House. You`ll see its period furnishings and historic features, as well as gain insight into Queensland politics. Tours are available Monday to Friday and Sundays.

•   The Evergreen Taoist Church of Australia at Deagon
The temple is open to followers and visitors, and includes traditional Chinese architectural designs honouring a number of Gods and Goddesses, in separate worshipping halls. Guided tours operate.

•   Queen Street Mall
When the weather gets tough - the tough go shopping. Queen Street Mall is the perfect all weather destination, with open and covered spaces. A huge range of shops, restaurants and entertainment means you can stay undercover all day and not worry about the weather.

•   Newstead House
The historically significant homestead, Newstead House, occupies a prime position on the banks of the Brisbane River. Wander through the rooms, furnished as they would have been in the late Victorian period, or catch the sea breeze on the wide verandahs.

•   Wolston House
Owned by the National Trust of Queensland, Wolston House is an early stone and brick farmhouse built in 1852. Many furnishings date from the mid 19th century and there are also cellars and a dairy underneath the house. Devonshire teas are available, as well as a museum shop. Open weekends and public holidays.

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