Elizabeth Farm

Commenced in 1793, Elizabeth Farm contains the oldest surviving European building in Australia. Once home to Elizabeth and John Macarthur, pioneers of the Australian wool industry, it is a rare example of an early Australian colonial homestead.

It is also one of the most accessible house museums you will ever visit. There are no inhibiting room barriers, so you can wander freely through the house, draw up a chair to a table, read family letters and newspapers, relax on shady verandas or warm up before an open fire and imagine life in the early colony.

The Tea Rooms are situated in a recreated 1830s garden and are open on Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 3pm for light meals and refreshments.

Nearby events

  1. Longines Golden Slipper Day

    Saturday 18 March 2017 to Saturday 24 March 2018 , Parramatta

    The pinnacle day of the 2018 Longines Golden Slipper Carnival, Longines Golden Slipper Day. This is Rosehill Garden’s biggest day of Group One racing, headlined by the world’s richest two year old race, the Group One AUD3.5 million Longines…

    18 Mar - 24 Mar
  2. Tragedy and Triumph Exhibition at Lucas Gallery

    Sunday 25 March 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018 , Parramatta

    Tragedy and Triumph exhibition in the Lucas Gallery of Hambledon Cottage Museum continues the Female Factory Story with Reverend Samuel Marsden and his quest for better conditions for the convict women. He performed marriage ceremonies for …

    25 Mar - 14 Dec