Adderton: house & heart of mercy

Adderton: house and heart of mercy
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Everyone is welcome at Adderton: house & heart of mercy. Adderton is inclusive and accessible for all ages and people with a range of inspiring and engaging programs, exhibitions, tours and events. 

What is Adderton: house & heart of mercy?

The rejuvenated Adderton: house & heart of mercy is a space for the community, focused on creativity, engagement, justice, learning and reflection, and an exciting initiative of the Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Congregation.

This visionary cultural space to explore ideas of justice and mercy in contemporary society is situated within one of Queensland’s oldest surviving residences. For over 155 years Adderton has been an important part of the social and ecclesial fabric of Brisbane and the state of Queensland. Through the Adderton initiative, the former All Hallows’ Convent opens its doors again offering an exciting range of exhibitions and activities for visitors of all ages and from all walks of life.

Adderton is a place for you to be inspired, try new skills, connect and be valued, learn, get involved, reflect, or just relax for a while.

What’s on at Adderton?

Adderton: house & heart of mercy is open to visitors Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, and weekends from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free, though some activities attract an extra charge. There’s always something to see or do, from exhibits and displays to talks, tours and workshops. See What’s On at Adderton and plan your visit.  


Adderton is accessible via ramp and exterior lift to the front verandah and doorway entrance. All of Adderton’s venue spaces, rooms and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. A lift is located at the rear of the ground level to the basement and level one.

If you have a parking permit and require accessible parking for mobility concerns, please phone or email prior to your visit to book a car-parking space in front of the building.

Food and drink

A coffee cart serves hot drinks and light refreshments in the Adderton courtyard on weekends with seating options available. The Good Cup Cafe is currently being developed and will open in early 2020.

Where to find Adderton: house & heart of mercy

Adderton: house & heart of mercy overlooks the Brisbane River, with expansive views of the Story Bridge. Located in the All Hallows’ Convent, at 547 Ann Street, it is close neighbours with All Hallows’ School.  Visitors to Adderton are asked to please be considerate of students and staff of All Hallows’ School as outlined in their conditions of entry.

Parking at Adderton

There is no general parking available at Adderton or All Hallows’ School.  A discounted parking rate for Adderton patrons is available at Cathedral Square parking station (opp. St John’s Cathedral), 410 Ann Street. Click here for important online, advance booking details to receive a discount.

Contact Adderton: house & heart of mercy

Phone: 07 3839 2494

One response to “Adderton: house & heart of mercy”

  1. Margaret Kemmery says:

    The promocode ADDERTON2 is no longer available with Secure Parking at Cathedral Square

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