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Ayers House Museum

288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8223 1234
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Wonderful house and history.

Did not realise that the house belonged to the man after whom the rock formerely known as Ayers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sussann D
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Launceston, Australia
An unexpected bonus!

We hadn't planned on visiting this museum but I am glad we did. It's a very beautiful old house... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JanLoads
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Ayers House Museum is a unique landmark and destination, the last grand mansion from the nineteenth century in the city that is publicly accessible and one which boasts some of the finest architecture and painted decoration in Australia. The museum provides an immersive experience of life in Victorian-era Adelaide with particular reference to the life and times of Sir Henry Ayers, five times Premier of South Australia, who built, furnished and decorated his family home to the highest standard. We present an active program of public events, exhibitions and special interest programming at Ayers House Museum.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (10 reviews)
“guided tour” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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+61 8 8223 1234
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Did not realise that the house belonged to the man after whom the rock formerely known as Ayers rock was named. He did lead a very interesting life. The house is beautifully preserved. There are hands on for kids in the kitchen and nursery. A...More

Thank Sussann D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't planned on visiting this museum but I am glad we did. It's a very beautiful old house, the tour was informative and the guides were very friendly.

Thank JanLoads
ayershouse, Public Relations Manager at Ayers House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Jan, we're glad you stopped by!

Reviewed 1 September 2017

The museum is in the oldest section of the house and has a great collection of Victorian furniture, art.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 September 2017

It would be so easy to miss this gem en route to other attractions - but it has so much to offer. But what makes it really great is the quality of the guiding. Our friendly volunteer guide obviously had an encyclopedic knowledge of this...More

1  Thank NDH2306
Reviewed 22 July 2017

good to see, a piece of Adelaide heritage, not a lot of reasonable priced parking, well maintained grounds

1  Thank babiesquuensland
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A must see. A wonderful historical house in the centre of Adelaide. Take a guided tour to learn the history. Staff were friendly to all ages on the tour. Even young children were made part of the tour.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Wonderful costumes but of course also the exhibition showed how they made these beautiful couture dresses. The Ayers House was a great place to visit even without the exhibition, a great example of Adelaides old world charm and architecture.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It’s a grand mansion of Former Premier of South Australia. It shows the life of a prominent wealthy man and his family in the late 1800s.

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 28 June 2017

A place to visit when walking back from Botanic Gardens .Well staffed by keen volunteers and plenty of early history to be found .A truly beautiful old home .

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We walked past Ayers House on our recent visit to Adelaide and made sure we stopped by properly to visit. Definitely worth it and I'm so glad we made the effort to come. The lady on the front desk was very friendly and knowledgeable and...More

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