Rouse Hill House & Farm
Exterior view of the entrance to the Main House at Rouse Hill House and Farm. North elevation. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums RHF12_0023

Open today

 
10am–4pm
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Entry

Adult  | $12 
Concession  | $8 
Family  | $30 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

Additional charge to access Rouse Hill House & Farm with LEGO® Bricks display. 

Address

356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155

Phone

+612 9627 6777

Filled with an assortment of belongings and treasures, this house and farm chronicles the changing fortunes of six generations of the one family. 

Black and white photograph of man, woman and child outside Rouse Hill House Man, women and child outside house, Rouse Hill .

Looking out over the paddocks and across to the mountains, this house and farm have been owned by six generations of one family. Through the good times and the bad, each generation has added another layer of belongings, improvements and memories, and today, every object and addition, every tear, stain and repair has a story to tell. With its grand stables and prize horses, orchards and elegant summerhouse, Rouse Hill House was once the social hub of the area. And although the estate was later subdivided as the family fortunes waned, the house and its stories still draw people to its door. Today Rouse Hill House & Farm also features the restored 1888 Rouse Hill schoolhouse, a section of the original Windsor Road turnpike proclaimed by Governor Macquarie in 1813, and the site of the doomed 1804 ‘Vinegar Hill’ convict rebellion.

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WW1 stories from our museumsThursday 20 April 2017

To mark the 1914–18 centenary of World War 1, Sydney Living Museums has developed a special mini-website exploring the wartime engagement of individual men and women associated with our historic places.

Bobby Paton (nee Terry) in fancy dress, holding a Japanese fan

Rouse Hill House and Farm

Keeping coolTuesday 24 January 2017

Shading the face, fanning a fire into a blaze or cooling food, shooing away insects, conveying social status, even passing discreet romantic messages - the use of the fan goes far beyond the creation of a breeze.

picture of cookies on plate with cloth.

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GingernutsTuesday 13 December 2016

Interior of school house with students seated at desks and presenter at front.

Education

Unexpected local history connection at Rouse HillFriday 28 October 2016

Recently, students from Cudgegong Valley Public School had the opportunity to visit Rouse Hill House & Farm as part of the Unlocking Heritage project, discovering some of their own local history in the process.

Education

Churning the past at our house museumsWednesday 3 August 2016

Hand-operated kitchen tools such as butter churns help school students understand the hard work that once went into food preparation in the kitchens and the running of several of our house museums, including...

Stories from Rouse Hill House & Farm

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‘ROUSE HILL: Another good concert. On Friday night last the spacious Arcade at Rouse Hill House … was filled to overflowing, and the entertainment proved an excellent one.’ (Windsor and Richmond Gazette, 17 February 1906)