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Vaucluse House

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“the kitchen”(12 reviews)
“guided tour”(10 reviews)
“high tea”(13 reviews)
Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and wooded grounds. A visit to Vaucluse House makes for a perfect outing, be it strolling or picnicking in the grounds (accessible free of charge...more
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Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales 2030, Australia
+61 2 9388 7922
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All reviews the kitchen guided tour high tea tea room scones australian history devonshire tea step back in time living museums vegetable garden early history well worth the visit own pace great visit stately home excellent tour couple of hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an incredible day at Vaucluse House. The grounds are so beautiful and there is so much history in this place. Easy parking great cafe restaurant great for families, singles and couples.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bronwynpedersen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed Vaucluse House so much we went back twice. The guided tour is very interesting, our Guides Indigo and John did an exceptional job. Allow time to just sit in the garden and enjoy the atmosphere. I highly recommend a visit to Vaucluse House

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FridayOnMyMindSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly remarkable experience. We spent 2 hours at the house and thanks to our museum volunteer Mr Ron, we really learnt so much about the place and we were transported back in time. This museum is a must see in Sydney.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Traveljewelunravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide conducted an excellent tour, extremely informative and interesting background for the Wentworths, an important family in the history of Sydney. Apparently there are tours for children available which include feeding the onsite animals.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robamc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My cousin Valmae and I drove back to our Eastern Suburbs haunts, and finally reached our destination favorite, Vaucluse House. Now one of Sydney's Living Museums,the House was bought by William Charles Wentworth in 1827 and lovingly developed into a fine estate, with beautiful gardens...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank adalynn2016
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This is a lovely spot to visit. Beautiful tea-rooms surrounded by lush gardens and only a short walk from the main house and stables. You have to try the rosella jam on scones! It is to die for and they won't sell their jars. Enjoy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kazawary
Reviewed 7 November 2018

What a fabulous house museum this is!! We have been to many (dragging the children along) but this one was exceptional. The many areas of the house still intact, illustrating life as it was in Colonial times for a wealthy and influential family. Our minds...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gourmetladies
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Congratulations to Sydney Museums for the excellent museography and displays in this magnificent house. The garden is also splendid. Together with Elizabeth Bay house, Susanna’s Place and Rose Seidler house they offer a great overview of art and architecture in Sydney.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jordi F
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Such an amazing place to visit. Well kept and peaceful. The audio tour is a great addition. Definitely visit Vaucluse House!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sallyinaustralia
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Vaucluse House is part of Sydney's Living Museums and has limited opening times, Wednesday to Sunday, 10-00am to 4-00pm. Today only 9 hectares of the original 208 hectares survives. This was for a the home of the Wentworth family who very influential in Sydney's early...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Richard J
2 August 2016|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Best to catch bus number 325 from the city. The nearest ferry stop is Watsons Bay, but that is a 30 minute walk away.
Margaret S
15 September 2015|
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Response from Linda_Chan | Reviewed this property |
Hi Margaret, the tours are run by volunteers so unsure of the time. Best to go to their website and contact them directly. You have to pay an entry fee.