Hambledon Cottage House Museum - Parramatta
Hambledon Cottage House Museum is home to Parramatta and District Historical Society, which was founded in 1913.
Experience the pleasure of colonial lifestyle with a guided tour of Hambledon Cottage. Hear Beethoven's music played on square piano. Discover Australian history researched by Society member guides. Exhibitions in the Lucas Gallery within the cottage are changed regularly.
Hambledon Cottage is a NSW State Heritage listed historic cottage built in 1824, home to Penelope Lucas, governess to Elizabeth and John Macarthur's daughters. An elegant Colonial Georgian cottage filled with authentic 19th century furniture and objects. Australian red cedar four poster bed in the bedroom. Sandstock bricks, hand-made by convicts, laid in English Bond style with mortar strengthened with burnt shells from aboriginal middens can be seen in the kitchen and in the garden are heritage-listed Oaks planted in 1817, a reminder of England.