Wentworth’s Mausoleum Tour

In March 1872, William Charles Wentworth died in England, aged 81. His widow, Sarah Wentworth, adhered to William’s wish to be buried on his Vaucluse estate, and ordered their son-in-law Thomas Fisher to construct the burial vault in which William was to be buried. 

Wentworth’s body was shipped over from England, arriving in 1873, where he was accorded the first ever state funeral in New South Wales.

Visit the family mausoleum, located five minutes from Vaucluse House, and hear about the extravagant funeral service and procession that accompanied his body. Listen to commentary from the colonial newspapers about this great event, and enter the rarely opened mausoleum to hear extracts from the funeral oration extolling Wentworth’s character.


Ages 12+

Bookings essential

Book online or call the box office: 1300 448 849

General $20
Members $15
Concession $15

Includes house entry

When & Where

Sunday 22 January 2017 10.30AM–11.45AM
Sunday 22 January 2017 2PM–3.15PM - Booked out

Vaucluse House

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

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