Museum of Brisbane

Tour of the Windmill, Wickham Terrace

  • 30 May 2015
  • Exhibition now closed

The heritage-listed Windmill in Wickham Park is believed to be the oldest surviving building in Queensland and features in Alfred Elliott’s beautiful photographs almost as a character looking out over our bustling city.

Tour of the Windmill, Wickham Terrace

Join The view form here curator Phillip Manning for a rare tour of this intriguing landmark.

Built in 1828 by convicts for grinding grains, Alfred took the photos which make up the sweeping vista in the exhibition from the Windmill’s observatory deck in 1895. Extending the family connection to the Windmill, Alfred’s nephew experimented with broadcasting Australia’s first television signal from the tower in 1934.

Be one of the few people who have explored this intriguing structure and learn more about its past and connection to our city. Please remember that there are only 6 places on each tour and booking is via ballot, so you are not guaranteed a spot on a tour.

****Please note the Windmill stairs are steep with short treads. Please wear sturdy, shoes. There is no wheelchair access****

Tour schedule

Tour one  10:00 – 10:20
Tour two 10:30 – 10:50
Tour three 11:00 – 11:20
Tour four 11:30 – 11:50
Tour five 12:00 – 12:20


Tour six 13:00 – 13:20
Tour seven 13:30 – 13:50
Tour eight 14:00 – 14:20
Tour nine 14:30 – 14:50

Each tour is 20mins long for a maximum of 6 people.

Please ensure you arrive at least 5 minutes before your tour starts as latecomers won’t be admitted.



***Winners will be contacted via email shortly***