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Ayers House Museum

288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8223 1234
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Stunning painted ceilings

This is a must see house in the heart of town so easily accessible. The tour guide was dressed for... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
alisip2017
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Greater Perth, Australia
Beautiful historic museum

Easily accessible on North terrace, this gorgeous house sits within a small garden sanctuary. Great... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
hotelpools46
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Adelaide, Australia
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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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 22 May 2017

This is a must see house in the heart of town so easily accessible. The tour guide was dressed for the occasion and we enjoyed Devonshire tea after the tour. Beautiful furnishings.

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Easily accessible on North terrace, this gorgeous house sits within a small garden sanctuary. Great rooms, fascinating exhibits. Occasionally the Museum has special exhibitions (costumes from TV series for example), and while free to National trust members there is an admission cost. Check the website...More

Thank hotelpools46
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Exciting opulent furniture and wonderful vintage clothing and Jewellery Some for sale most unusual stuff We all were able to dress up in period clothing and take photographs. Tea and scones afterwards on the veranda

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The National Trust should be applauded for ensuring this treasure is available for all of us to enjoy, and future generations to enjoy. All too often we lose magnificent buildings like this, making Ayers House even more significant and well worth a visit.

Thank jennyc212017
Reviewed 2 May 2017

What a find! This colonial mansion is a must-see when in Adelaide, easily accessible within the cultural precinct of North Terrace. Free entry for National Trust members. Beautifully renovated and restored with painstaking authenticity, my visit was enhanced by the friendly and knowledgeable guides who...More

Thank Vic0z
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My wife and I encountered this lovely old house while strolling along the North Terrace. It is an fascinating look at how the upper class lived in late 19th century Adelaide. Sir Richard Ayers gave his name to Ayers Rock, now called Uluru, and as...More

Thank Fred G
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I stumbled across this lovely old home when I was visiting the Museum and Art Gallery. I had recently been to see Martindale Hall and was interested to learn about the connection. It is lovely to be able to experience walking through these old buildings...More

Thank andiec704
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We only had a day to explore Adelaide and spotted that Ayers House was a National Trust property so we opted to visit. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and we are glad that we chose the guided tour - very reasonable at just...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Thought we'd pop in to have a look . Ayers house gives you a good insight into what it was like back in the day . It would be a great place for a wedding or big function very nicely presented.

Thank Leo D
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Attended the wedding of a niece at this location. Setting was very good for a smaller wedding. Room is nicely laid out in the old style and suites this purpose. Parking is not too bad and the is a pub close within a short walk...More

Thank Andrew F
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