John Macarthur's Hambledon Cottage Museum

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John Macarthur's Hambledon Cottage Museum is home to Parramatta and District Historical Society, founded in 1913. Thought-provoking talks from guides to give you a unique view of early Parramatta …

John Macarthur's Hambledon Cottage Museum is home to Parramatta and District Historical Society, founded in 1913.

Thought-provoking talks from guides to give you a unique view of early Parramatta

Experience the pleasure of yesteryear lifestyle with an interactive guided tour of Hambledon Cottage. Hear Beethoven's music played on square piano developed in 1836. Discover Australian history researched by Society member guides. Exhibitions in the Lucas Gallery feature the Female Factory convict women and their treatment.

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 Georgian cottage filled with authentic nineteenth century furniture and objects. Australian red cedar four poster bed in the bedroom. Sandstock bricks, hand-made, 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. The Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir planted a new Oak Tree commemorating her years of service to the community.

Volunteer guides conduct tours of the rooms of the cottage and garden .

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)
Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone

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