Nightlight tour: Mourning and the Mausoleum

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Join us at Vaucluse House during History Week 2018 to explore this year’s theme of Life or Death with an atmospheric candlelit tour, including a visit to the Wentworth Mausoleum, open after dark for this event for the very first time.

Learn about Victorian mourning rituals and objects as you tour the grand formal rooms of Vaucluse House, then walk to the rarely opened Wentworth Mausoleum for this exclusive evening access.

Hear stories of William Charles Wentworth’s extravagant 1873 state funeral – the first ever held in NSW – and listen to commentary from the colonial newspapers about the details of this great event.

At the end of the tour, come back to our colonial kitchen and try your very own ‘funeral cake’ with a glass of wine by the fire.

Ages 18+

We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes.

18+ event

Adult: $40

Concession: $35

Member: $30

Refreshments included

When & Where

Friday 7 September 2018 6PM–8PM

Vaucluse House

Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, NSW 2030
House: 02 9388 7922
Tearooms: 02 9388 8188

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