Elizabeth Bay House
Front facade, Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay House. Photograph © Haley Richardson and Stuart Miller for Sydney Living Museums

Next Open Friday 06 May

 
10AM - 4PM
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Entry

Adult $8

Child (5 - 15)/ Concession $4

Under 5s free

Family (two adults + two children) $17

Members free

Address

7 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011

Phone

+61 2 9356 3022
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Built at 'very considerable expense', Elizabeth Bay House was once the finest house in the colony, set within a garden of the most remarkable extravagance and fancy. Yet it tells a familiar Sydney story: of ambition and passion over-stretched, of riches to ruin.

Closeup of glass case with colourful butterflies pinned inside it. Elizabeth Bay House.

With commanding views over Sydney Harbour, Elizabeth Bay House gleams like a Greek temple. Once surrounded by famous landscaped gardens, it is one of the most splendid private houses ever built in Australia and still arouses our delight and astonishment. Its elegant rooms and fine proportions, sweeping staircase and lavish furnishings reveal the tastes and aspirations of its original owner, Alexander Macleay, after the governor, the most important public official in colonial Sydney. But it was his magnificent gardens which most keenly expressed his tastes and passions, and in the economic downturn of the 1840s pushed him towards ruin. Elizabeth Bay House is an iconic Sydney home, with an iconic Sydney back-story of obsession for property and position stretched beyond means and undone by changing financial times.

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Children & Family

Autumn school holiday funFriday 18 March 2016

School holidays are almost here, but don’t panic! We have some great ideas for you and your children.Children can try their hand at farm-life during Earn Your Tucker at Rouse Hill House & Farm or...

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Creative explosion: Elizabeth Bay House InstameetWednesday 27 April 2016

Elizabeth Bay House was seen through a new lens on Sunday and shared with the world on Instagram thanks to a collaboration between @SydneyFolk, @IgersSydney and Sydney Living Museums.

	Family washing and hanging clothes in the Oak Tree Court at Elizabeth Farm

 

Celebrate Australia DayMonday 4 January 2016

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Christmas

Season's greetingsThursday 24 December 2015

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Children & Family

Summer holiday opening hoursThursday 17 December 2015

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#igerssydney #ElizabethBayHouse #wwim13_syd_niche #WWIM13lifeonearth #WWIM13xNicheAlliance #LifeOnEarthWWIM13 THANKS! @igerssydney @sydneyfolk  #tzroadtrip #wd_syd
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#igerssydney #ElizabethBayHouse #wwim13_syd_niche #WWIM13lifeonearth #WWIM13xNicheAlliance #LifeOnEarthWWIM13 THANKS! @igerssydney @sydneyfolk  #tzroadtrip #wd_syd
#blacknwhite #monochrome #bnwmood #bnw_society #bnw #seeaustralia #sydney #explore #architecture #lines #curves #canon #canonshots #canoncollective #old #history #museum #museums #sydney #australia #interiors

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#blacknwhite #monochrome #bnwmood #bnw_society #bnw #seeaustralia #sydney #explore #architecture #lines #curves #canon #canonshots #canoncollective #old #history #museum #museums #sydney #australia

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