Hambledon Cottage House Museum - Parramatta

Hambledon Cottage House Museum is home to Parramatta and District Historical Society, 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 change regularly.

Hambledon Cottage is a New South Wales 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 nineteenth 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, and the garden has heritage-listed Oaks planted in 1817.

Volunteer guides conduct tours of the cottage and garden from 11am to 4pm every Thursday to Sunday. Group tours by appointment.

For more information: www.parramattahistorical.org.au