Rouse Hill House & Farm
Exterior view of the entrance to the Main House at Rouse Hill House and Farm. North elevation. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums RHF12_0023

Next Open Saturday 04 April

 
10.30AM - 3.30PM
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Entry

Adult $8

Child (under 15) / Concession $4

Family (two adults + two children) $17

Members free

Address

356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155

Phone

+612 9627 6777
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‘ROUSE HILL: Another good concert. On Friday night last the spacious Arcade at Rouse Hill House … was filled to overflowing, and the entertainment proved an excellent one.’ (Windsor and Richmond Gazette, 17 February 1906)

Black and white photograph of man, woman and child outside Rouse Hill House Man, women and child outside house, Rouse Hill .

Looking out over the paddocks and across to the mountains, this house and farm have been owned by six generations of one family. Through the good times and the bad, each generation has added another layer of belongings, improvements and memories, and today, every object and addition, every tear, stain and repair has a story to tell. With its grand stables and prize horses, orchards and elegant summerhouse, Rouse Hill House was once the social hub of the area. And although the estate was later subdivided as the family fortunes waned, the house and its stories still draw people to its door. Today Rouse Hill House & Farm also features the restored 1888 Rouse Hill schoolhouse, a section of the original Windsor Road turnpike proclaimed by Governor Macquarie in 1813, and the site of the doomed 1804 ‘Vinegar Hill’ convict rebellion.

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Woman showing another woman the exterior of building.

Volunteers

Museum Volunteer opportunity Wednesday 18 March 2015

Do you love interacting with people? Would you love to help share our historic places with the public? We’re looking for Museum Volunteers to join our team and play a role in leading guided tours and providing great customer service.

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.

View of the back of the house, Rouse Hill House and Farm

Rouse Hill House and Farm

CALLING ALL ARTISAN FOOD PRODUCERS Wednesday 1 April 2015

We’re on the hunt for artisan food producers interested in taking part in our inaugural Autumn Harvest Festival at Rouse Hill House & Farm on Sunday 31 May 9am-2pm.Autumn Harvest is a free food-based...

View across paddocks with wooden shed to the right.

 

Pastoral bliss at Rouse HillTuesday 31 March 2015

The mornings may be getting darker and have the first hints of autumn chill, but here at Rouse Hill House they're giving us some perfect pastoral views.

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!

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We’re on the hunt for artisan food producers interested in taking part in our inaugural Autumn Harvest Festival at Rouse Hill House & Farm on Sunday 31 May. 
The Festival will take place amongst the rustic farm buildings and will feature a hand-picked selection of premium artisan food producers, both local and Sydney-based, who embrace sustainable & artisanal practices. 
If you are interested in taking part in this unique event, or perhaps know someone who might be, we’d love to hear from you. 
Visit to find out more: 
http://slm.is/harvesting 
Photo: Back of the house, #RouseHillHouse © @jameshoranshootspeople for SLM

We’re on the hunt for artisan food producers interested in taking part in our inaugural Autumn Harvest Festival at Rouse Hill House & Farm on Sunday 31 May. The Festival will take place amongst the rustic farm buildings and will feature a hand-picked selection of premium artisan food producers, both local and Sydney-based, who embrace sustainable & artisanal practices. If you are interested in taking part in this unique event, or perhaps know someone who might be, we’d love to hear from you. Visit to find out more: http://slm.is/harvesting Photo: Back of the house, #RouseHillHouse © @jameshoranshootspeople for SLM

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The autumn mornings may be getting darker but at Rouse Hill House & Farm it’s giving us some perfect pastoral views. 
#DiscoverSLM #SLMgardens #RouseHillHouse 
Photo © Paul Ferguson via Scott Hill for SLM

The autumn mornings may be getting darker but at Rouse Hill House & Farm it’s giving us some perfect pastoral views. #DiscoverSLM #SLMgardens #RouseHillHouse Photo © Paul Ferguson via Scott Hill for SLM

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Inside the stables at #rousehillhouse #MuseumWeek #architectureMW #johnhorburyhunt

Inside the stables at #rousehillhouse #MuseumWeek #architectureMW #johnhorburyhunt

1 week 1 day
Everyone stop looking! I found the meaning of life at #rousehillhouse #museumweek #oldbooks #meaningoflife #sydlivmus

Everyone stop looking! I found the meaning of life at #rousehillhouse #museumweek #oldbooks #meaningoflife #sydlivmus

1 week 1 day
This gold cameo ring is probably a travel souvenir. 
It belonged to Hannah Terry Rouse (1819-1907), the widow of Edwin Rouse (1806-1862) of Rouse Hill House and it is likely that she bought it during her ‘Grand Tour’ of Europe in 1868-1869.  Hannah owned a copy of John Murray’s Handbook to Rome and its Environs which she bought while staying at the Hotel d’Angleterre in Rome in February 1869. This guidebook provided advice on where to buy antiquities, mosaics and cameos. 
Share your museum souvenirs with us with on the tag #souvenirsMW. . . .
#museumweek #DiscoverSLM #RouseHillHouse

This gold cameo ring is probably a travel souvenir. It belonged to Hannah Terry Rouse (1819-1907), the widow of Edwin Rouse (1806-1862) of Rouse Hill House and it is likely that she bought it during her ‘Grand Tour’ of Europe in 1868-1869. Hannah owned a copy of John Murray’s Handbook to Rome and its Environs which she bought while staying at the Hotel d’Angleterre in Rome in February 1869. This guidebook provided advice on where to buy antiquities, mosaics and cameos. Share your museum souvenirs with us with on the tag #souvenirsMW. . . . #museumweek #DiscoverSLM #RouseHillHouse

1 week 2 days
Male racemes of Ceratonia siliqua Carob Tree at Rouse Hill House and Farm #rousehillhouse #SLMgardens @sydlivmus

Male racemes of Ceratonia siliqua Carob Tree at Rouse Hill House and Farm #rousehillhouse #SLMgardens @sydlivmus

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The Rouse Hill precision mowing team had been getting in lots of practice this week.

The high rainfall this summer has meant the fields are unexpectedly lush – a far cry from this time last year when the dry grass was brown and crackled underfoot.

Photo © Scott Hill for SLM

#Rousehillhouse

The Rouse Hill precision mowing team had been getting in lots of practice this week. The high rainfall this summer has meant the fields are unexpectedly lush – a far cry from this time last year when the dry grass was brown and crackled underfoot. Photo © Scott Hill for SLM #Rousehillhouse

2 weeks 5 days
Members of the Rouse family and guests at the house, 1859. 
Six generations of Rouse family lived on the land Through the good times and the bad, each generation has added another layer of belongings, improvements and memories, and today, every object, every tear, every stain and repair has a story to tell. 
Find out more here: 
http://slm.is/rousehillhouse 
Image: © @statelibrarynsw

Members of the Rouse family and guests at the house, 1859. Six generations of Rouse family lived on the land Through the good times and the bad, each generation has added another layer of belongings, improvements and memories, and today, every object, every tear, every stain and repair has a story to tell. Find out more here: http://slm.is/rousehillhouse Image: © @statelibrarynsw

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Ceratonia siliqua Carob Tree flowering at Rouse Hill House & Farm #rousehillhouse #SLMgardens @sydlivmus

Ceratonia siliqua Carob Tree flowering at Rouse Hill House & Farm #rousehillhouse #SLMgardens @sydlivmus

1 month 5 hours
Stenocarpus sinuatus at Rouse Hill House & Farm #rousehillhouse #stenocarpus #SLMgardens @sydlivmus

Stenocarpus sinuatus at Rouse Hill House & Farm #rousehillhouse #stenocarpus #SLMgardens @sydlivmus

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