Winter Has Come (to Vaucluse House)
In the wake the our popular Winter Solstice events at Elizabeth Bay House last weekend, the onset of winter was marked this week at Vaucluse House by the return of a collection of various implements associated with the use and maintenance of fireplaces, which have been tucked away in storage since spring.
In a process called ‘wintering’ the house, staff at Vaucluse this week extracted numerous fire related objects, including fenders, fire tools, coal scuttles, bellows and pole screens from storage, dusted and polished them, and then distributed them to fireplaces throughout the house.
Vaucluse House will be open to the public every day from Friday 26th June to Sunday 12th July.
Come by, warm your hands by the fire in the kitchen range, and admire the beautiful and diverse artistry of these seasonal objects.
Become part of Sydney Open 2019: EOI now openWednesday 27 March 2019
Our exciting program for Sydney Open 2019 will open even more buildings and spaces that are usually off-limits to the public, alongside new talks and tour experiences. To be part of it all, we invite you to submit an expression of interest by 30 April.