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Elizabeth Bay House

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Address: Seven Onslow Avenue | Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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+61 2 9356 3022
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Fri - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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An historic home

Elizabeth Bay House is an easily accessible property from Sydney CBD - by foot (20-30 minutes), train (Kings Cross station 10-15 minute walk) or bus (311 drops 5 mins away). Care... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Why are these wonderful houses only open at weekends. Rubbiish if your a visitor how can you add more details when this house is only open at weekend .wake Aus.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth visiting if you have a Sydney Museum pass. There is an 18 minutes orientation film which actually tells you all about the house. We did find the house very hot as the windows were not open.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I arrived in Sydney on a Sunday, and this was the first place I visited. Well worth it! If you are interested in architecture and history, this is a wonderful museum to visit.

Thank JBoice
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Elizabeth Bay House is an easily accessible property from Sydney CBD - by foot (20-30 minutes), train (Kings Cross station 10-15 minute walk) or bus (311 drops 5 mins away). Care - only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Built between 1835-1839, it is a great example of how the wealthy and influential lived in Sydney 50 years after first British... More 

1 Thank Emanpee
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Elizabeth House is a beautifully restored historical home that once belonged to Alexander Macleay and a 10 minute walk from Kings Cross station, through some lovely leafy streets. It was once surrounded by acres of land but due to growing debts of the owner, the property was eventually sold to his son, subdivided and has since been gobbled up by... More 

1 Thank MissNinja
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A trip back in time to visit this beautiful home. Such an interesting history lesson with amazing views of beautiful Elizabeth Bay.

1 Thank 654maureen
Lord Howe Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a fine old house of colonial times. Built by Alexander McLeod it is a site to behold with it's sweeping staircase to the domed ceiling. When you walk through the door you walk back in time. The tables are set ready for dinner. The study looks as if Alexander has just stepped out. The guides are well informed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a grand old house commanding fine views over Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, and surprisingly quiet even at weekends. Pride of place goes to a stunning elliptical staircase which takes the visitor up to the first floor rooms, as sympathetically restored and appointed as those on the ground floor to give a flavour of life amongst the well-to-do in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Furthering my quest to see as many colonial houses as I can, I finally made it to Elizabeth Bay House. Built by Sydney's colonial secretary, Alexander McLeod, in the 1830s, I was only sorry I hadn't made the trip earlier. What a treat!. There is none of the original land or gardens or stables left unfortunately - it is Elizabeth... More 

1 Thank Therese N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I live in Sydney and wanted to see some history of my own city. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and found the guide entertaining and engaging. We walked to Elizabeth Bay Wharf nearby and passed Boomerang House which is one of the most expensive waterfront properties in Australia. Then we walked back to Potts Point looking at all the buildings... More 

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