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||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||Sat-Sun 10.30am-3.30pm; open daily during NSW public school holidays|
|Transport:||Nearby stations: Parramatta, Buses: Parramatta|