Be on stage at QPAC, channel your passion for the big screen at the Griffith Film School and imagine what life on the sea is like at the Queensland Maritime Museum during Brisbane Open House 2016.

One hundred buildings across Brisbane will open their doors to allow the public to explore and learn about the buildings that make up our beautiful city on October 8 and 9. There are a number of buildings in the 4101 and surrounds, within walking distance of one another to be explored, making it an all day event.

In addition to those mentioned above also open to the public are the ABC Brisbane Centre at South Bank and Griffith Universities Queensland Conservatorium which will entertain guests with impromptu performances. At the recently heritage listed Queensland Art Gallery visitors can go behind-the-scenes to view the extensive artwork collection in storage. Attendees can marvel at the architecture of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church and discover the opportunities available at The Edge, a 21st century library, the community maker space and resource hub for all things art, science, technology and enterprise. The original Mater Public Hospital, opened in 1911 in the Whitty Building will be open to allow people to understand the city’s history.

This is just a selection of the buildings that will accessible to the public. Visit the Brisbane Open House website for specific dates and times and to secure a place in the tours on offer.

Words by Claudia Williams