Great Houses of Ipswich

A bi-annual event offering a unique opportunity to explore outstanding private heritage residences,  Great Houses Of Ipswich is an initiative of the Ipswich Branch of National Trust of Australia (Queensland) .

Proudly supported by Ipswich City Council and in partnership with Discover Ipswich, this event recognizes and supports the owners who now care for these intriguing places and kindly make them available to the public.


Cost: Entry is free to National Trust members and $5 per house for non members. Become a member today!

Children and students are free.



  • The Duce House – 88 Brisbane Road, East Ipswich
  • Collingwood – 15 Murphy Street, Ipswich
  • Woodlands of Marburg – 174 Seminary Road, Marburg


No bookings required


Discover Ipswich have recently published a blog regarding these Great Houses, written by Simone Hubbard – @colonialchick >> Read Now

September 2019

Join us on a journey back in time and discover all the charm of yesteryear at three amazing properties.
Woodlands of Marburg estate, The Duce House and Collingwood will be open for inspection at the next Great Houses of Ipswich Event taking place from 10am til 4 pm on September 7.

Image Gallery

Since the inaugural event in May 2013, Great Houses of Ipswich has opened 24 privately-owned homes that illustrate the history and significance of Ipswich. Some previous open homes are shown below.