Baddow House, the majestic home of Edgar and Maria Aldridge and their children, has been painstakingly restored.
Baddow House, the majestic home of Edgar and Maria Aldridge and their children, has been painstakingly restored. Robyne Cuerel

Step back in time during Heritage Week celebrations

A MUSEUM bus tour, an open house and guided history talks are part of Heritage Week celebrations from Saturday, April 12.

A rural museum bus tour has been organised for Tuesday, April 15, taking in the fascinating Bauple, Brooweena and Howard museums.

Councillor for heritage George Seymour said the tour was a great opportunity for locals and visitors to learn about the history of the region.

"These museums are run by volunteers who have a wealth of knowledge on the region's history," he said.

The cost is $33 per person and tickets can be booked through the Bond Store Museum on 4190 5722.

Guided history talks, presented by Councillor George Seymour and Ken Brooks, will be held in the Port Residence on Monday, April 14, from 2pm and through the School of Arts on Thursday, April 17, from 10am.

Historic Baddow House will open its doors to the public on Saturday, April 12, from 10am to 4pm.

The Georgian mansion was built in 1883 for Edgar Thomas Aldridge and his family and is now on the Queensland State Heritage Register.

"This is a truly magical heritage building," Cr Seymour said. 

"History really comes alive inside and around the grounds.

"Maryborough is fortunate to have such a wealth of heritage buildings.

"And Baddow is one that really helps tell the story of the city and the region."

Entry is a $5 donation to the National Trust for adults and accompanied children are free.

The Zonta Club of Maryborough will be selling tea and coffee on the day. 

Baddow House is at 366 Queen St, Maryborough, on the banks of the Mary River.

For more information on any Heritage Week activities, phone 4190 5722 or email kelli.sauer@frasercoast.qld.gov.au.



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