Throsby Park Open Day success

 

Throsby Park opened its doors to visitors yesterday and by the end of the day we had shown over 350 people through the old house, stables and garden.

Despite the bitterly cold wind, people were keen to stay on, with many taking over an hour to tour the house.

Sydney Living Museums' Richard Taylor, Sarah Jane Rennie, Michael Larkin and former staffer Dave Wilson put together a great day, assisted by SLM volunteers, Throsby Park Supporters and Moss Vale locals Patsy Bingham, Paul Sabatier and Kylie Gillespie.

It was nice to see Del Throsby’s old jumping arena back in use for the event by the Moss Vale Pony Club.

For many, the highlight of the afternoon was the Southern Highlands Pipes and Drums skirling their way up the driveway.

There was also much genuine interest in the future management of Throsby Park, with people very keen to see it lived in and well cared for.

Getting the gardens ready

Watch this video by Steven Halliday, gardener at Sydney Living Museums, showing the gardens team getting the gardens and grounds ready for the Throsby Park open day.

About the Throsby Park lease

View of house from across green grassy hill.
Visitors on the verandah, Throsby Park house, Throsby Park Open Day, Moss Vale (detail). Photo © Paul K. Robbins/MONDE, 2013, for Sydney Living Museums

This significant historic house and rural estate is being offered for long-term leasehold. 

About the Author

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Ian Innes
Director Heritage & Collections
Heritage & Collections
Having worked on the conservation and sustainable management of historic gardens and parks in the UK, Europe and Australia – including long stints at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands – Ian has now taken on the challenge of helping chart the future direction of Sydney Living Museums at a pivotal moment in its history.
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