Vaucluse House
Vaucluse House © Sydney Living Museums

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Adult $8

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Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, NSW 2030

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House: 02 9388 7922
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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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Roll On long lunch success

Thank you to over 250 gorgeous visitors who dressed in their vintage best to join in our Roll On – long lunch on the lawns event at Vaucluse House on Sunday 3 November.

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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.

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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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Fuchsia boliviana 'alba' in the Pleasure Garden at Vaucluse House #sydlivmus #vauclusehouse #fuchsiabolivianaalba

Fuchsia boliviana 'alba' in the Pleasure Garden at Vaucluse House #sydlivmus #vauclusehouse #fuchsiabolivianaalba

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@angela_marcuccio_couture stunning dress from our Airs & Laces photoshoot at #VaucluseHouse for Melbourne #completeweddingmagazine 
Photgraphed by @juliehealyphoto 
Necklace by @dior
Flowers by @susanavery
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@angela_marcuccio_couture stunning dress from our Airs & Laces photoshoot at #VaucluseHouse for Melbourne #completeweddingmagazine Photgraphed by @juliehealyphoto Necklace by @dior Flowers by @susanavery #floral #headpiece #wedding #dress

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This gorgeous lady is growing a human! #Vauclusehouse #babyshower #beautifulsister #notlongtogo

This gorgeous lady is growing a human! #Vauclusehouse #babyshower #beautifulsister #notlongtogo

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#sydney #vaucluse #vauclusehouse #pretty #flowers #australia

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The most beautiful rainy afternoon #hightea #babyshower at #vauclusehouse with my crew @gjmcmac @bella_soc @marikaaubrey @lesleyhancock @tomsharah @fidelcathro @emilycrotti @niks_hill @jpadgoss and little Mac Man!

The most beautiful rainy afternoon #hightea #babyshower at #vauclusehouse with my crew @gjmcmac @bella_soc @marikaaubrey @lesleyhancock @tomsharah @fidelcathro @emilycrotti @niks_hill @jpadgoss and little Mac Man!

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Gothic #vauclusehouse #latergram #sydlivmus #vintagesunday

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Went to High Tea yesterday for my mums birthday and fell in love with this floral carpet! #flowers #hightea #birthday #vauclusehouse #allthingsflowers

Went to High Tea yesterday for my mums birthday and fell in love with this floral carpet! #flowers #hightea #birthday #vauclusehouse #allthingsflowers

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stealing inspiration from #vauclusehouse

stealing inspiration from #vauclusehouse

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Vaucluse House #Vaucluse #vauclusehouse #oldhouse #wentworth #classic #victorian

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