Vaucluse House
Vaucluse House © Sydney Living Museums

Next Open Friday 29 May

 
11AM - 4PM
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Entry

Adult $8

Child (under 15) / Concession $4

Family (two adults + two children) $17

Members free

Address

Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, NSW 2030

Phone

House: 02 9388 7922
Tearooms: 02 9388 8188
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Set within a once secluded valley on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Vaucluse House and its rambling garden estate are one of Sydney’s most picturesque harbourside attractions, with a history that tells one of the great family sagas of this city.

Watercolour painting of front of house and garden viewed from the north-east. Vaucluse, near Sydney Sept' 12 1874 by Frederick Leycester Fisher, 1874.

Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and wooded grounds. When the towering colonial explorer, barrister and politician William Charles Wentworth bought the house in 1827, it was a single-storey cottage in a secluded valley of partly cleared coastal scrub. In fits and starts over the next five decades, William and his wife Sarah developed Vaucluse into a large and picturesque estate. The grounds were extended and flourished to cover most of the present-day suburb of Vaucluse but the main house of the family’s dreams was left unfinished. In 1915 Vaucluse House became Australia’s first official house museum and continues to entice visitors to its lush and still secluded grounds.

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The Latest At Vaucluse House

Jenny (left) supporting an event at Vaucluse House with fellow volunteer Mary

 

Celebrating our volunteersWednesday 13 May 2015

Wide shot of garden bed and fountain with colonial mansion in the background

SLM Gardens

Gardening: The foliage that fashion forgotMonday 4 May 2015

Head gardener Anita Rayner is takes SMH writer Robin Powel through the gardens at Vaucluse House. 

Woman in blue top and young girl in red top in the Vaucluse House gardens.

 

Mother’s Day at Sydney Living MuseumsThursday 30 April 2015

Share a special day out at Sydney Living Museums with your mum this Mother’s Day.

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.

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Some of those who gathered for William Charles Wentworth’s funeral in 1873 imagined that one day the mausoleum at Vaucluse House would become a place of pilgrimage for Australians. Find out why.

Meet the animals at Vaucluse House

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In October 1831 the butler Joseph Kay, along with fellow convict servants, seized the Wentworths’ boat moored in Vaucluse Bay and fled with a handful of silverware and sacks of flour, sugar and tobacco from the family’s stores.

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