Visit Elizabeth Farm

Getting to
Elizabeth Farm

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ADDRESS

70 Alice Street, Rosehill, NSW 2142

PHONE

House
+61 2 9635 9488

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

We are located about 23km west of the Sydney CBD.

Train

Take the Western line to Harris Park station, which is a 15-minute walk to Elizabeth Farm. Or you can take the Carlingford line to Rosehill station, which is an 8-minute walk to Elizabeth Farm. Walking from Parramatta station takes about 25 minutes.

Bus

The Veolia bus 909 leaves regularly from Parramatta train station for Bankstown, travelling via Elizabeth Farm. Get off on the corner of Alice and Alfred streets and we are only about 100 metres from there.

Ferry

From Circular Quay, take the Parramatta River ferry, travelling to Parramatta Wharf. From there it’s a 20-minute walk to Elizabeth Farm.

For up-to-date timetables or to find the quickest public transport routes visit the Transport Infoline or call 131500.

BY ROAD

From the city, take Victoria Road or the M4 to Hassell Street via James Ruse Drive. Then turn left into Alfred Street and left again into Alice Street; Elizabeth Farm is on the left.

Parking

There is free on-street parking on Alice Street (see parking signs for times). Bus parking is available near the main entrance on Alice Street. We don’t have designated accessible parking spaces at Elizabeth Farm, but visitors are welcome to use the bus parking area to drop-off and pick-up visitors for easy access.

Cycling

The terrain in and around Parramatta is reasonably flat, which makes it perfect for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Elizabeth Farm is included as a stop on the Parramatta Heritage ride and is a short cycle from Parramatta train station. Download the Parramatta Valley Cycleway map.

 

Hours & admission

Open Today

HOURS

House and gardens

Open Wednesday to Sunday
10AM - 4PM

Open daily during NSW public school holidays
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Tearoom

Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm (last service at 3:30pm)

Open daily in NSW school holidays, 10am to 4pm (last service at 3:30pm)

ADMISSION

Adult  | $12 
Concession  | $8 
Family  | $30 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

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Tours

Tours at Elizabeth Farm are fun, optional and free. Tours depart from the tearoom. From Wednesday to Friday, tours run at 11am and 2pm. On weekends, our general tours are at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm with a Highlights Tour at 3pm. Tours take 45 minutes to 1 hour. Self-guided iPad tours are also available.

Group bookings

Groups of 15 or more wanting a guided tour during opening hours need to book. Group tours can also be arranged for other days (Mondays to Fridays) - you will need to book 10 working days in advance. For information, prices and bookings call +61 2 9635 9488 or send an email to westernsydneybookings@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

School bookings

Elizabeth Farm runs education programs for primary and secondary students. See below for details.

Vacation care group bookings

Sydney Living Museums offers tailored vacation care programs at a number of our properties, including Elizabeth Farm. Find out more about what's available for vacation care groups at Elizabeth Farm.

Things to do

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Make yourself at home; sit down in front of the drawing room fire, climb up on a bed, or pick up a quill pen at the writing table
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Inhale the scents of the wood-fired stove and herbs drying in the kitchen.
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Relax in the shade of the verandah, or try your hand at quoits and croquet.
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Enjoy fresh, home-made Devonshire tea inside our charming tearooms.
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Take a stroll around the recreated Regency-era garden and grounds and look for what may be Australia’s oldest olive tree.
 

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

 
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Both inside and out, there are plenty of things for kids to do. Inside you can go everywhere and explore the house as if it were your own. Outside, there are colonial games such as quoits, hoop and stick, cup and ball, knuckles and croquet. There’s even some chores you can do! Smell the herbs in the kitchen garden and explore the garden paths.

During the school holidays, we offer a range of holiday programs and tours.

We have baby change facilities available.

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THINGS TO REMEMBER

 
 
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Elizabeth Farm is a barrier-free museum. There are no locked doors or fragile pieces of  furniture, so you can wander freely through the house as if it were your own.

You may like to wear enclosed shoes as the sandstone pavers around the house are very uneven. Some rooms may be dimly lit depending on the weather and time of year.

 

ACCESS

Please feel free to call before your visit or ask at
the reception desk for any assistance you may need.

 
 
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Mobility

Elizabeth Farm house is a one-storey building but there are some single steps and uneven surfaces. There is wheelchair access to all areas except the kitchen and cellar. There is a drop-off point in the bus parking area for visitors with limited mobility.

Tours

We are always happy to try and accommodate individual visitors with specific needs into our regular guided tours, but we are best able to do that if you call ahead to let us know about any particular requirements you have. For groups with specific needs, we can develop customised tours to support those needs. Please call ahead to arrange on +61 2 9635 9488.

 
 

School groups

 
 
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Our curriculum-linked programs for primary and secondary students (Stages 2 & 5) explore the lives of the Macarthurs and their convict servants, food technology and culture, and the impact of colonisation on the land and the traditional owners of the Parramatta area. Tours for tertiary and adult education groups can be booked by appointment.

Education bookings and inquiries

Call +61 2 9635 9488

More about Education at Elizabeth Farm

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Food and drink

 
 
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Elizabeth Farm tearoom. Photo © Carmen Lee Platt, Encapture Photography
 

Nestled in the shade of the bunya pines, the Elizabeth Farm tearoom offers a delicious range of cakes, sandwiches and light lunches. There's good coffee and tea, indoor and outdoor seating, and delightful views into the historic gardens. The tearoom can also be booked for private functions.

Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm (last service at 3:30pm)

Open daily in NSW school holidays, 10am to 4pm (last service at 3:30pm)

 

Venue Hire

 
 
Enhanced view of house from an elevated perspective.
 

With its wide sandstone verandahs, historic interiors and glorious 1830s garden, Elizabeth Farm is packed with character to provide the perfect setting for weddings, parties and special events for 20–100 people.

BOOKINGS & INQUIRIES

Contact the Venues Team today.