Hambledon Cottage re-opens Weekends

October 13, 2020 - December 20, 2020 All day

Discover real Australian History where it happened!


Take a Weekend Tour of Hambledon Cottage and experience a 19th century lifestyle. Hambledon Cottage Museum interactive guided tour gives you the chance to handle real wool straight from the sheep’s back as it was when the cottage was part of the Macarthur estate.


Come on this brilliant showcase of colonial life from the 19th century.  You will be entertained with the  love story of Elizabeth and John Macarthur, the drama of the Rum Rebellion and the pistol duel between John and his commanding officer William Paterson.


Stories of pioneer farmers, explorers Gregory Blaxland, Hamilton Hume, Matthew Flinders, church leaders and Governors of the colony are woven into the fabric of this Georgian style cottage.


Don’t miss the Lucas Gallery exhibition and the Female Factory Story.


Weekend tours re-commence from Saturday October 17 & Sunday October 18, then every weekend up to and including Sunday 20 December, when it will close, re-opening on Saturday 2 January 2021.


Groups may apply for guided tours during the week if more than 15 persons are coming.


Opening hours from 11am, with the last tour at 3pm.

Adults $8 each, Concession $6 each, Children $2 each.
FREE parking in the grounds
Ph: 9635 6924 | parramattahist@tpg.com.au

Hambledon Cottage is COVID compliant, with hand hygiene, temperature checks and recording of contact details. A mask must be worn whilst in Hambledon Cottage – visitors should bring their own mask or purchase one on site.

John Macarthur’s Hambledon Cottage House Museum
Gregory Place, Parramatta. Ph: 9635 6924


Related upcoming events

  • March 15, 2021 19:03 - March 15, 2021 21:03


    "The Vineyard - Unlocking the past of a lost Parramatta home"

    By Angela Sanderson & Marje Prior

    Monday 15 March 2020 | 7.30pm

    Angela Sanderson is the author of the above pictured book and Marje Prior is the publisher of it. The book, which will be the subject of the talk, will be launched at the meeting and available for purchase.

    They will talk about the Schaeffer, Waterhouse, Cox and Blaxland families who lived at the property called “The Vineyard”, the Greek Revival mansion built in 1830s by Hannibal Macarthur and the purchase of the property by the Benedictine Order who renamed it “Subiaco”. Under the Benedictine nuns it was run as a private girl’s school and later as a boys school run by Sylvestrine monks. The talk will also cover the sale of “Subiaco’ to the Rheem company in 1961 and its subsequent demolition.

    Come along and hear this intriguing story.

    VENUE: Burnside Gardens Community Centre 3 Blackwood Place, Oatlands.
    The lecture is free and will be followed by supper. Enquiries – Jeff Allen 0414 996 497