Elizabeth Farm

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Elizabeth Farm

Elizabeth Farm is notable both for being the birthplace of the Australian wool industry – John Macarthur imported merino sheep for breeding at the site – and for the farm’s main building. With its deep, shady verandas and stone-flagged floors, it became the prototype for the Australian homestead, and parts of the original 1793 construction – the oldest surviving European building in Australia – remain. The interior has been restored to its 1830s condition, with a recreated Victorian garden to match, while the museum’s genteel tearooms are open weekends only between 10.30am and 3pm. The farm is run by Sydney Living Museums.


Venue name: Elizabeth Farm
Address: 70
Alice Street
Opening hours: Sat-Sun 10.30am-3.30pm; open daily during NSW public school holidays
Transport: Nearby stations: Parramatta, Buses: Parramatta
Price: $8-$12

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