As night falls at Elizabeth Farm the lamps are lit and the table is set, ready for you and your family to experience Australia’s oldest house in a whole new light. Enjoy storytelling and a candlelit tour, explore the night garden, and see the house as it’s prepared for the evening as would have been done in colonial times. Tuck into a complimentary cake and hot drink on arrival, before you discover how the servants prepared the Macarthurs’ evening meal, bed and nocturnal activities.
Built by wool pioneer John Macarthur and his wife, Elizabeth, this homestead is one of Australia’s oldest surviving European buildings. 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. It’s the perfect place to explore with little ones.
When: Saturday 10 September 2016, 6:00–7.30pm
Where: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill NSW 2142
Cost: General $25, Concession $20, Family $70, Members $15, Member Family $45
Ages 5+ (under 5 free) Bookings are essential.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9635 9488
Presented by Sydney Living Museums.
Image: courtesy Sydney Living Museums.
This event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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