Brisbane Open House
97 Boundary Street, West End
Saturday // 10am to 5pm
Sunday // 10am to 5pm
General access and guided tours

When Peters-Arctic Delicacy Co. opened its doors on Boundary Street in 1928, it set in motion nearly seven decades of employment that shaped the character of West End.

Designed by local architect Eric Hawksley Boden, the Ice Cream Factory building and plant cost approximately £100,000, and provided employment for hundreds of Queenslanders, including many Greek migrants settling in West End.

The factory produced a wide range of products including cakes, ice cream fruits, Neapolitan bricks, log rolls, Eskimo Pies, and puddings, and goods were dispatched as far afield as Cunnamulla and Quilpie.

In 1929 a second building was added to the factory site – a two-storey brick warehouse to store ice cream cones.

After the closure of the factory in 1996 the site was used for warehousing and office space, studios and various events. During this time, the Ice Cream Factory fell into a state of disrepair, and suffered damage from a fire in 2013.

The Peters Ice Cream Factory buildings will be restored to their former glory and will be the centrepiece of the new West Village development by Sekisui House Australia.

During development, the Ice Cream Factory is the proud home of “The Bromley Room”, a unique gallery and event space curated by West Village artist-in-residence David Bromley. On the ground floor, a school of construction is preparing young Queenslanders for careers in our $13 billion construction industry.

What's Open

The iconic Peters Ice Cream Factory and Cone Factory will be open for guided tours. The forecourt of the Factory (Boundary Street Common) will be open to all attendees

Tour Information

Saturday Guided Tours
Times: Rolling tours throughout the day on the hour

Sunday Guided Tours
Times: Rolling tours throughout the day on the hour

Additional Activities

Children's activities, coffee and restaurant options


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Peters Ice Cream Factory

1928: Peters Ice Cream Factory // 1929: Ice Cream Cone WarehouseIce Cream Cone Warehouse - 1929
Original building: Eric Hawksley Boden