Spring Cleaning at Vaucluse House
Last week, preparations for this exciting event took the form of an unusual spot of spring cleaning, as our horticultural team drained the fountain on our front lawn (first by pulling the plug, then with the aid of a pump), to scrub away a build up of sediment. An unusual sight for a short while, with shallow water and various water plants marooned around the edges, our fountain is now back up and running, looking - and sounding - wonderfully cool and clear just in time for the welcome warm weather.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for further developments as our preparations for Sunday 11 October progress.
In the meantime, why not visit Vaucluse House to see our sparkling fountain for yourself? Vaucluse House will be open 11am-4pm every day from Friday 18 September until Monday 5 October.
The Woolshed: a rude timber buildingTuesday 23 June 2020
The Woolshed at Rouse Hill Estate, constructed c. 1858, is an example of the type of ‘rude’ timber farm buildings that can be found throughout rural Australia. These building are usually uncomplicated structures, built using materials readily available and often have a naïve, simple character.
Make Music Day: a premiere from Rouse Hill EstateFriday 19 June 2020
On a warm summer morning, long before any of us had heard of COVID-19, Lyn Williams, artistic director of the Sydney Children’s Choir, and associate artistic director Sam Allchurch sifted through some of the early 19th-century music scores at Sydney Living Museums, and now you can watch the result.