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Really enjoyed our visit such a great little place in Rouse Hill. Staff were helpful from the... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Reap9196
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Sydney, Australia
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Visited as part of Naidoc celebrations

The Sydney Living Museum has control of this wonderful old historic homestead and farm. As part of... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Tony W
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Sydney
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We recently had family over from the UK, having lived in Rouse Hill for the past 8 years we had never visited the site. What an experience, amazing how the property has been kept as to when the last family member past. Our guide Marnie was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the property. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Tish T
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

A grand old estate so different to the thriving town that has grown up nearby. So much history as it was and fascinating to see the differences in housing to the nearby town centre.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Was in big group of 40 on tour. Could easily have spent all day here. Very interesting tour could have been in much more detail,but shows a wealthy early farm and how it operated. Unfortunately we didn't get in the house, maybe next time...

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visited on a Sunday, when nothing special or school holiday activities were happening. This means that you get a standard experience which was very good. We were part of a guided tour, which was good and very informative. The house and farm is kept as it was when the last family member left, therefore highlighting Australian History, farming and family life changed through the generations.

Thank familyoffiveonhols
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Another fantastic heritage experience from the folks that bring you Elizabeth Bay House, Elizabeth Farm and Vaucluse House, among others.

The Farm animal tour was pretty simple, as the cows are currently not able to be visited, but a great guide for the children and they really enjoyed pushing the wheelbarrows and feeding the horses and chickens. We followed this with a fascinating visit to the house. It is unrestored and offers an amazing glimpse into real life. With a petrified rat stuck in a ceiling hole, a discarded anorak and a spookily damaged ceiling, this place feels like the setting to an old Skool spooky movie. It is also very pretty and again our friendly guide was full of interesting bits of information. He also took us to the stable blocks which are worth a peek inside.

Finally we visited the school house. Amazingly this was a functioning school up until 2003. It is not a beautifully replicated Victorian school room. And our guide, Miss Fox was great as the teacher. This was also very interesting and insightful and involved a lot of hands on involvement.

This is a true gem in the North West region. Although there is no onsite tearoom, they do provide complimentary tea and coffee.

Fantastic. Top notch history, nostalgia and fuel for active imaginations.

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