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  • The Brand New Miss Fisher Costume Exhibition is coming

    This brand new exhibition features fabulous series three costumes as designed by award-winning designer Marion Boyce. Coming to Old Government House, Brisbane from 15 July until 4 September 2016.

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Exhibition

Step into Old Government House and enter the opulent 1920s world of the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher and her crime fighting associates. Based on the novels of Australian author Kerry Greenwood, the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series has captured the imagination of Australia.

This brand new exhibition features fabulous series three costumes and props. See up close the outfits worn by Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) and her cohorts – including Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page) and Aunt Prudence (Miriam Margolyes). Walk through the different sets and touch and feel the sumptuous fabrics. Try on replica costumes and interact with props and furniture from the show as you step deeper into Phryne’s world. Solve a crime by looking out for clues from Detective Inspector Jack Robinson. As you go upstairs, become part of the crew and go behind the scenes to discover the inspiration for the costumes and understand how they were made. You will even get the chance to design your own dress.

“As soon as I put on Phryne’s clothes I can adopt Phryne poses and promenade, and make an entry, feel confident and audacious… They just make me feel so good that I get away with things I could never pull off in my everyday life.”
Essie Davis on playing Miss Phryne Fisher

The Miss Fisher’s Costume Exhibition will be open daily (10am – 4pm) from 15 July until 4 September 2016 at Old Government House, Brisbane.

The costumes have been generously made available by Marion Boyce and Every Cloud Productions.

Special Events

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Speakeasy Pop Up Bar with DJ set

Step back in time as we kick off Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition in style at our pop up speakeasy bar at Old Government House. Enjoy 1920s cocktails and finger food and Charleston and shimmy as the sounds of the 1920s come alive with a DJ set from Rainman. Experience historic and charming Old Government House after dark, with exclusive access to the exhibition from 6 – 8pm.

It’s a party Phryne would certainly approve of!

Date: Fri 15 Jul

Time: 6 – 9pm

Venue:  The Courtyard, Old Government House, Brisbane

Cost: $55 Trust Members
$60 Non-Members

(includes exhibition entry, one cocktail & 1920s finger food)
Note: exhibition closes at 8pm

Bookings: Open 27 Jun @ 10am

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Fashion Illustration Workshop with Penelope Bell

Learn the art of fashion illustration in this introductory hands-on workshop with fashion illustrator Penelope Bell. Drawing inspiration from Miss Phryne Fisher’s flamboyant fashion ensembles, develop skills to capture characterisation, movement, and style in your own illustrations. Penelope is an experienced illustrator and workshop facilitator, specialising in fashion and children’s illustration. She has worked in a variety of roles in the fashion industry including design and product development, and facilitated workshops with organisations including Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art and Museum of Brisbane.

Date: Sat 23 Jul

Time: 1 – 3pm

Venue:  The Day Nursery, Old Government House, Brisbane

Cost: $55 Trust Members
$60 Non-Members

(includes afternoon tea, all materials and exhibition entry)

Bookings: Open 27 Jun @ 10am

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Miss Fisher’s Lawn Party

You’re invited to spend a splendid Sunday at Miss Fisher’s Lawn Party. Enjoy a free family day out on Old Government House’s picturesque lawn. To the tune of The Mood Music Gatsby Band, dance the day away with Empire Swing’s dancing classes or be pampered to 1920s perfection at Lindy Charm School’s pop-up salon.

Pre-order a picnic hamper and enjoy a 1920s themed picnic!

Date: Sun 24 Jul

Time: 10am – 2pm

Venue:  Kidney Lawn, Old Government House, Brisbane

Cost: Free except for exhibition tickets and hampers

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Brisbane Art Deco Talk with Kim Wilson

Join Kim Wilson, editor of the recent publication Brisbane Art Deco: Stories of our Built Heritage, and discover the interesting stories behind Brisbane’s art deco architecture. Explore the hidden histories of buildings including the Avalon Theatre, McWhirters department store and the Waterloo Hotel and look at why these architectural treasures continue to hold a special place in our hearts today.

Date: Wed 27 Jul

Time: 10 – 11.30am

Venue:  The Day Nursery, Old Government House, Brisbane

Cost: $40 Trust Members
$45 Non-Members

(includes light refreshment and exhibition entry)

Book Here

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Speakeasy Pop Up Bar with Jazz Band

Step back in time to the roaring 1920s at our pop up speakeasy bar at Old Government House. Enjoy 1920s cocktails and finger food and get your groove on to the tune of Alleycat Stomp from the Jazz Music Institute. Experience historic and charming Old Government House after dark, with exclusive access to the exhibition from 6 – 8pm.

It’s a party Phryne would certainly approve of!

Date: Fri 29 Jul

Time: 6 – 9pm

Venue:  The Courtyard, Old Government House, Brisbane

Cost: $55 Trust Members
$60 Non-Members

(includes exhibition entry, one cocktail & 1920s finger food)
Note: exhibition closes at 8pm

Bookings: Open 27 Jun @ 10am

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1920s Styling Workshop with the Lindy Charm School for Girls

Primp and preen yourself to 1920s perfection! Join Chrissy at Lindy’s Charm School in Old Government House for a hands-on 1920s styling workshop and morning tea. Here you’ll learn the techniques to recreate the glamourous makeup and vintage hairstyles from Miss Fisher’s era.

Participants will be required to bring some of their own cosmetics, hair styling products and tools. Download a list of items to bring here.

Date: Sat 30 Jul

Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue:  The Day Nursery, Old Government House, Brisbane

Cost: $95 Trust Members
$100 Non-Members

(includes morning tea)

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Behind The Seams Tour with Dr Michael Marendy

Join textile expert Dr Michael Marendy for a fascinating Behind-the Seams tour of the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition. Uncover secrets from the workroom of award winning costume designer Marion Boyce and immerse yourself in the opulent wardrobes of Miss Fisher’s characters. Michael is a highly respected costume and textiles conservator and curator. He has worked in a conservation role for various institutions including the Queensland Museum, Museum of Brisbane and Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art.

Date: Thu 4 Aug

Time: 9am – 10.30am

Venue:  Old Government House, Brisbane

Cost: $40 Trust Members
$45 Non-Members

(includes light refreshment and exhibition entry)

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An Evening with Marion Boyce

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries award winning costume designer and exhibition curator, Marion Boyce, will chat with much loved media personality and fashion aficionado, Marie-Louise Theile. Hear about Marion’s sources of inspiration, how she creates the wardrobes of Miss Fisher’s characters, and her tales from the workroom and film set.

This is the only opportunity during Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition season in Brisbane to hear in-depth from Marion about her exquisite costumes that have captivated audiences around the world.

Date: Fri 5 Aug

Time: 6 – 8pm

Venue:  Room Three Sixty, QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane

Cost: $65 Trust Members
$70 Non-Members

(includes light refreshment)

Bookings: Open 27 Jun @ 10am

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Art Deco Beaded Accessory Workshop with Paula Dunlop

Join designer/maker Paula Dunlop for a hands-on, two-hour workshop and take home your very own art deco inspired beaded pendant or brooch. Enjoy morning tea in the historical setting of Old Government House as you make custom pieces fit for Miss Fisher herself!

Date: Sat 13 Aug

Time: 10am – 12pm

Venue:  The Day Nursery, Old Government House, Brisbane

Cost: $55 Trust Members
$60 Non-Members

(includes morning tea, all materials and exhibition entry)

Bookings: SOLD OUT

Behind The Seams Tour with Dr Nadia Buick

Join fashion curator Dr Nadia Buick for a fascinating Behind-the Seams tour of the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition. Uncover secrets from the workroom of award winning costume designer Marion Boyce and immerse yourself in the opulent wardrobes of Miss Fisher’s characters. Nadia is a curator, writer and researcher across the disciplines of fashion and art, and works as the Communications Officer at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. She is a Co-Director of the Fashion Archives and co-author of Remotely Fashionable; a book documenting Queensland’s style history. In 2015, Nadia curated Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood at the Museum of Brisbane.

Date: Wed 17 Aug

Time: 6 – 7.30pm

Venue:  Old Government House, Brisbane

Cost: $40 Trust Members
$45 Non-Members

(includes light refreshment and exhibition entry)

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Flapper Headband Workshop with Lydia Pearson

Join fashion designer Lydia Pearson for this unique workshop experience. You’ll be working alongside one of Brisbane’s most successful fashion designers to craft your own 1920s flapper headband using upcycled materials and adornments. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn fashion tips and tricks from an industry insider and create your own piece of Miss Fisher inspired flapper fashion!

Date: Sat 20 Aug

Time: 10am – 12pm

Venue:  The Day Nursery, Old Government House, Brisbane

Cost: $55 Trust Members
$60 Non-Members

(includes morning tea, all materials and exhibition entry)

Bookings: Open 27 Jun @ 10am

Killing off the Cliché: Female Protagonists in Crime Panel

Join some of Queensland’s most exciting home-grown crime authors as they delve into the world of crime writing and how they challenge the stereotypes of the female protagonist.Killing off the cliché is a discussion panel hosted by Penny Holliday, QUT Academic in Creative Writing and Literary Studies, and joined by authors and Sisters in Crime members Mirandi Riwoe, T.J Hamilton, Lea Scott and Steph Bowe. Don’t miss this killer opportunity to take part in a captivating crime writing conversation.

Date: Sat 27 Aug

Time: 2 – 3.30pm

Venue:  The Day Nursery, Old Government House, Brisbane

Cost: $40 Trust Members
$45 Non-Members

(includes light refreshment and exhibition entry)

Bookings: Open 27 Jun @ 10am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets

General Admission

Open Daily 9am – 4pm
  • Adult $21.50
  • Concession $19.50
  • Children (5-15) $12.00
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National Trust Members

Open Daily 9am – 4pm
  • Adult $19.50
  • Concession $17.50
  • Children (5-15) $10.00
  • Membership ID must be shown on entry

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For enquiries including Group Bookings phone QTIX Groups
on 07 3840 7466 
 

Location

Old Government House
2 George Street Brisbane

Old Government House is located at QUT Gardens Point Precinct next to the City Botanic Gardens, only a 10-minute walk from the city centre.


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FAQ

The exhibition runs from 15 March to 19 June 2016, Tuesdays – Sundays. We are also open on Easter Monday, ANZAC Day (reduced hours 1pm – 4pm Anzac Day only) and Queens Birthday public holidays. Closed Good Friday.

Opening Hours are 10am – 4pm with last entry to the house at 3:30pm

The exhibition is at Old Government House in Parramatta Park, Parramatta. The closest entry point is through the Pitt Street gate, cnr of Macquarie and Pitt Street. There is limited parking available within the Park. We recommend taking public transport and getting the free council shuttle bus from either the train station or ferry terminal; ask to be dropped at the Macquarie Street West stop and walk up Macquarie Street (across O’Connell Street) to the park. The alternative pedestrian entry to the park is via the George Street Gatehouse at the top of George Street. 

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We highly recommend pre booking tickets to avoid disappointment or long queues. Pre booked tickets are available through the secure ticket booking website or via the call centre ph 136 246.

Limited tickets are available at the door on the day, and will be subject to the capacity of the venue. When booking tickets, customer will be asked to choose a one hour arrival time slot. Customers must enter the exhibition during that one hour time slot, and we anticipate it will take approximately one hour to view the exhibition.

Tickets will be scanned to gain entry to the exhibition. If you cannot print your ticket at home, you can elect to have them posted to you.

If you are running late for your allocated arrival time slot, we will do our best to accommodate you in the next time slot subject to the capacity of the venue.

Please be aware that as this is a busy exhibition, you may be required to wait a short period before you can enter but this will not limit your time in the house

Yes. The Qtix group bookings team can assist with your booking. Contact the group bookings team on 07 3840 7466. There are restrictions on buses entering Parramatta Park, please see the separate bus information for details.
There is limited wheelchair access to the exhibition. Access is confined to the ground floor of the museum; however approximately half of the exhibition is on the ground floor.

Unfortunately due to the delicate nature of the building, prams and strollers are not permitted inside the museum and will need to be folded and cloaked before entering the exhibition.

There are disabled toilets and baby change facilities on site.

For regular access to the Museum there are 4 steps to the front door and 20 steps to reach the 1st floor.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at Old Government House please phone (02) 9635 8149.

Due to the restrictive space inside the museum all bags larger than A3 size and back packs will need to be cloaked before entering the House.

Strollers and prams will also need to be cloaked.

No food or drink is permitted in the museum or exhibition.

There is a wide range of beautiful Miss Fisher branded and 1920s themed merchandise available at our shop. These include the exhibition catalogue, specially designed Miss Fisher Jewellery, a range of ABC Miss Fisher products, Kerry Greenwood novels and an exquisite array of fashion and home accessories. Most of the merchandise will also be available online through the National Trust shop. 

Photos are permissible without using a flash. Share your photos with us using #MissFisherNSW  

 

Contact

Phone: 136 246 (Toll Free outside the Brisbane metropolitan area)

Box Office Hours: 9.00am to 8.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Email: info@qtix.com.au

Visit the National Trust website for more events in Queensland.

To become a National Trust member or to renew your membership please visit www.nationaltrust.org.au/qld/Membership