Sydney Living Museums is closing from Tuesday 24 March until further notice.

We are taking these steps as a public health precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19.

Elizabeth Farm will be closed until further notice.
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Entry

Adult  | $15 
Concession  | $12 
Family*  | $38 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

*2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children
Tearooms open on weekends

Address

70 Alice Street, Rosehill, NSW 2142

Phone

+61 2 9635 9488
In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Sydney Living Museums will today close to the public until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State.
Detail of a painting of Elizabeth Farm from a distance. Romanticised painting of Elizabeth Farm by Joseph Lycett. This was based on sketches and his memories and painted on his return to England.

This restful homestead hides a dark and stormy past. Built for the young military couple John and Elizabeth Macarthur and their growing family, Elizabeth Farm has witnessed major events in the growth of the colony, from the toppling of governors and convict rebellion to the birth of the Australian wool industry. As the original cottage was transformed into a fine colonial bungalow, the family’s life was equally gripped with turmoil and drama. Today, set within a re-created 1830s garden, Elizabeth Farm is an ‘access all areas’ museum. There are no barriers, locked doors, delicate furnishings or untouchable ornaments. Australia’s oldest homestead is now our most hands-on ‘living’ house museum.

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News from Elizabeth Farm

Two images combined into one - left showing subject as student dressed in convict clothing and right showing subject as teacher.

Learning

Experiencing Elizabeth Farm: as a student, then as a teacherTuesday 5 June 2018

Did you visit one of our museums when you were at school? We’d love to see your photos.

Two people holding up an eel.

Media release

Media release: Eel Festival 2018Thursday 22 February 2018

Woman and man in wedding outfits in sandstone courtyard.

Weddings

A wedding in the gardenTuesday 6 February 2018

Closeup of christmas bush foliage and other greenery on mantelpiece.

Elizabeth Farm

Decking the Halls at Elizabeth FarmTuesday 19 December 2017

Using fresh foliage to decorate for an Australian Christmas comes with a fine timeline to negotiate, as many Sydneysiders will have been experiencing over this past scorching fortnight.

Woman in gardening gear talking to two kids in garden setting.

School holidays

Summer school holiday opening hoursWednesday 6 December 2017

By the early 1800s Sydney was a bustling trading port. Keen to stake a claim in the developing trade with China, in 1808 John Macarthur sent his nephew Hannibal to Canton with a cargo of sandalwood, hoping to bankroll the import of valuable Chinese goods to Sydney.