A guided walk and train ride in the Roma Street Parklands, lunch at a local restaurant followed by a visit to the Queensland Police Museum.
The area that is now called Roma Street Parkland has a long and varied history. It was a meeting place for local Aboriginal people prior to European settlement, a gazetted park in the 1870s, a railway terminal station was built in 1875 and markets traded here until 1964. The area that is now called Roma Street Parkland has been a focal point for the people and commerce of Brisbane.
Well known by garden and plant enthusiasts for its exceptional horticultural standards, it is also an important community asset and popular visitor destination. The Parkland was opened in April 2001.
Join us for a walk with knowledgeable local guides and experience a short train ride around the park before lunch (cost included).
After lunch we will visit the Queensland Police Museum which will include a 25 minute presentation followed by free time to have a look at the many displays describing police heritage, Queensland crimes, police investigative techniques, medals, the history of police women, operational equipment and transport, amongst others. Their simulated murder scene is a popular attraction - maybe try your hand at solving this crime.
Coordinator: Kay Rees
Meet at The Hub, Roma Street Parklands