Bluecoats at History Alive

Members of Rupert’s Bluecoats. Photo by Tammy Oliver.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is it held?
History Alive is held annually over the second weekend in June each year.  Our next living history event will be held over Saturday 15 and Sunday 16, 2019.

What time does it start?
The gates open at 9:30am each day, with the program starting at 10am.

How much are tickets?
You can find all the ticket prices, here.

Where is it held?
History Alive is held at Rocklea Showgrounds – corner of Ipswich Road & Goburra Street, Rocklea, Queensland. 

Is parking available?
Yes! FREE Visitor Parking is available along Ipswich Road & in the surrounding streets.

I have a Australian Disability Parking Permit, where can I park?
No problem, you can park on site at Rocklea Showgrounds. Please enter via Goburra Street and have your permit displayed clearly so our traffic controllers can direct you through.

How can we get to the Rocklea Showgrounds?
Take a look at the parking page or follow this link to Google Maps for directions.

Can I catch public transport to the Rocklea Showgrounds?
Yes, you sure can! The Rocklea Railway Station is a short 5 minute stroll away along flat ground. BCC buses service the area regularly.

Can I bring my own weapon? Like a sword or replica gun?
Sorry, NO. Those items will have to be left at home.

19th Century Queenslander

Member of 19th Century Queensland. Photo by Neda Lundie.

Is food available?
Yes. There are loads of food vendors on site, so you can have a fuss free day. We also have vendors selling other items, such as armour and weapons, pottery, jewellery, gifts, antiques & curios as well as historical models.

Is eftpos available?
Yes. Eftpos is available to buy tickets at the gate and an ATM will be available in the Central Buildings area.

Is there shade available?
There are plenty of trees, undercover seating and the Grandstand is undercover. However, there is very little shade on the main arena where the encampments are located, so please bring an umbrella or a hat and sunscreen.

Is there wheelchair access?
Yes, the entire site is wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets also available.

What should I wear?
We suggest comfortable clothing and shoes. Also remember, even though it is winter the sun’s rays are still strong so don’t forget to wear sunscreen and a hat.

Do you honour companion cards?
Absolutely, just show them at the gate.

Can I smoke at History Alive?
Smoking & e-cigarettes are permitted ONLY within the signed designated smoking areas.

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