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Experiment Farm Cottage

9 Ruse Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 2 9635 5655
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Important historical site

This is a very important historical site so it is worth visiting. The inside of the house is laid... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
kfcrawt
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Sydney, Australia
Early history of NSW brought to life.

Looking at a place where our earliest settlers lived and listening to the excellent spiel about it... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Tony R
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 Ruse Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a very important historical site so it is worth visiting. The inside of the house is laid out as previous residents might have had it. It's a nice idea of how they would have lived but there are so many similarly presented properties...More

Thank kfcrawt
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Looking at a place where our earliest settlers lived and listening to the excellent spiel about it from the guide, Harley, became an exciting trip back into the past.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We only knew about this National Trust property through advice from staff at the Old Government House. It is only a short drive away but very difficult to find with little signage. It is the site of the first land grant in Australia and played...More

Thank mag1
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This old farm house has been restored back to its former glory days and is well worth a visit . Guided tours are available or you can wander on your own. A must for the history lover.

Thank 432liz97
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Whilst only small, experiment Farm is well worth a visit. We have visited twice now and enjoyed glimpsing back in time thanks to the National Trust. Our guide today, Kerrie, had a wealth of background information and was very friendly and informative. It's not a...More

Thank SarahS121110
Reviewed 27 August 2015

??? Again, I'm guessing what this attraction is like. And again, I should point out that this cottage is NOT in Sydney, but in Parramatta. How can tourists hope to visit places if the location given is inaccurate? I really have no idea of when...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Part of early history is Parramatta's oldest house. Well worth visiting to see how early pioneers lived.

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 27 October 2012

Real insight into the early settlers trying to live like 'home'. Also visited Hambldon Cottage which is located on the Heritage Walk between Experiment Farm and Elizabeth Farm. A very interesting trio of properties - all with very knowledgeable guides - so enthusiastic - if...More

1  Thank M A
Reviewed 14 March 2012

I had a fantastic experience on this intimate cottage tour at Experiment Farm Cottage. The tour was guided, the tour guide was highly knowledgeable and friendly. I learnt a lot about Australia’s first land grant and James Ruse. I also learnt about Dr. John Harris...More

1  Thank David H
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