Stock Exchange Arcade - Charters Towers
Discover a grand 1880s building, where fortunes were made and lost, when visiting Charters Towers.
A rare example of an arcade in Queensland, with architecture adapted to the stifling summer climate, the Stock Exchange Arcade – Charters Towers is indicative of the rise and fall of fortune on the goldfields.
Discover features like the tessellated floor in the central hallway, the glass roof and the facade - the aspirational architecture that symbolised the wealth of the region during the nineteenth century.
Don Roderick Assay Room Gallery
At the rear of the Arcade is a former Assayer's Office - the furnace is still there for you to view. This is now the home of the Don Roderick Assay Room Gallery which has a variety of artworks by local artists on display and for sale. A section of the Gallery is devoted to this history and restoration of the Arcade and the operation of the Exchange.
As you explore the Arcade, its shops and the Gallery, experience the unique setting and gain an interesting insight into the history - there is something for everyone.
Open during normal business hours, entry to the Stock Exchange Arcade is free to the public, though donations to assist in maintenance and conservation efforts are always welcome. Entry to the Don Roderick Assay Room Gallery is by gold coin donation.