Elizabeth Farm
Elizabeth Farm. Photo © Haley Richardson and Stuart Miller for Sydney Living Museums

Open Today

 
10.30AM - 3.30PM
  • Cafe
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Entry

Adult $8

Child (under 15) / Concession $4

Family (two adults + two children) $17

Members free

Address

70 Alice Street, Rosehill, NSW 2142

Phone

+61 2 9635 9488
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In 1810 John Macarthur wrote to his wife Elizabeth: ‘I am perfectly aware, my beloved wife, of the difficulties you have to contend with.’ The comment was by no account an understatement.

Detail of a painting of Elizabeth Farm from a distance. Romanticised painting of Elizabeth Farm by Joseph Lycett. This was based on sketches and his memories and painted on his return to England.

This restful homestead hides a dark and stormy past. Built for the young military couple John and Elizabeth Macarthur and their growing family, Elizabeth Farm has witnessed major events in the growth of the colony, from the toppling of governors and convict rebellion to the birth of the Australian wool industry. As the original cottage was transformed into a fine colonial bungalow, the family’s life was equally gripped with turmoil and drama. Today, set within a re-created 1830s garden, Elizabeth Farm is an ‘access all areas’ museum. There are no barriers, locked doors, delicate furnishings or untouchable ornaments. Australia’s oldest homestead is now our most hands-on ‘living’ house museum.

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Two boys playing with LEGO with a large scale LEGO Sydney Tower in the background

Membership

Become a member this EasterWednesday 25 March 2015

Become a member today and help create childhood memories for tomorrow!

Girl in blue top and jeans carries an Easter basket through the grounds of Elizabeth Farm

Children & Family

Autumn School Holiday Opening HoursTuesday 17 March 2015

Head to our place this Easter for an exciting school holiday program set across our houses and museums.

Children in straw hats and billowing cotton shirts standing inside open wrought iron gates in front of brick barracks building.
People in the hammocks at Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Australia Day

Australia Day 2014Friday 23 January 2015

New online

Rocco Fazzari draws for SLMTuesday 16 December 2014

Sydney Living Museums has commissioned artist Rocco Fazzari to create a series of fine line drawings of the twelve museums in our portfolio.

By the early 1800s Sydney was a bustling trading port. Keen to stake a claim in the developing trade with China, in 1808 John Macarthur sent his nephew Hannibal to Canton with a cargo of sandalwood, hoping to bankroll the import of valuable Chinese goods to Sydney.

Elizabeth Farm on Instagram

Cold afternoon #Elizabethfarm #autumn #clouds #silver #grey #grass

Cold afternoon #Elizabethfarm #autumn #clouds #silver #grey #grass

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Sometimes you just have to breathe and appreciate the beauty and happiness surrounding you... @amytaylorcollection #whitedress #amytaylor #backless #dress #fashion #happy #elizabethfarm

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In the good old summer time~🌼🌞☀️ #elizabethfarm

In the good old summer time~🌼🌞☀️ #elizabethfarm

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Chai latte scones & blueberry and orange cake #ElizabethFarm #DiscoverSLM @sydlivmus

Chai latte scones & blueberry and orange cake #ElizabethFarm #DiscoverSLM @sydlivmus

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Happy Easter from the Easter bunny :) #eastertime #bunny #easterbunny #hippityhop #elizabethfarm

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Gavin and Andrew setting up the new horizontal beehive at Elizabeth Farm...very excited to have it there #elizabethfarm #sydlivmus #beehives

Gavin and Andrew setting up the new horizontal beehive at Elizabeth Farm...very excited to have it there #elizabethfarm #sydlivmus #beehives

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It's sunny now :-) #Elizabethfarm #discoverslm #roots #vintage #botanical

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On the windowsill #Elizabethfarm #discoverslm #rainyday #parramatta

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Time to put the kettle on... #kitchen #kettle #ElizabethFarm #Parramatta #Rustic #Colonial

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