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Ayers House Museum

288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8223 1234
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I stumbled across this lovely old home when I was visiting the Museum and Art Gallery. I had... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Tanunda, Australia
A lovely old home

We only had a day to explore Adelaide and spotted that Ayers House was a National Trust property so... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Diane B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8223 1234
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Reviewed 9 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 19 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 13 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
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Lovely old building that you're allowed to wander through on your own. You can go down in the cellars as well as up to the bedrooms on the first floor. Gives you a great sense of the period. Good value at $10. A must see!

Thank PAG1614
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This historic house is worth a wander round if you're interested in how the wealthy folks of Adelaide lived years ago. Unfortunately on the day I visited no tour guide was available (there are usually hourly tours) so I walked round alone. The friendly staff...More

Thank mcpostrophe
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This place has an excellent historical record of the early days of Adelaide and the families who figured prominently in its founding days. The place is much larger than first appears and teh displays have something for everyone.

Thank Ian_from_Adelaide_OZ
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Ayers House sounded interesting from the guidebooks so we went along to take a look. We were offered our own personal guided tour - no waiting for any others to show up. Our guide then walked us round the house for the next thirty minutes,...More

Thank malawi40
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I visited this for an exhibition - I was so interested to see the house which I understand to have been the home of Henry Ayers who also had a summer residence on the front at Glenelg - seems to have original features - seems...More

Thank Somerton2016
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Sadly 1 of the poorest publicised exhibitions I have come across. Heard about its showing in Victoria and was lucky enough to literally stumble across it's Adelaide showing the day before it closed! So glad I did though as it was marvellous.The intricate detail in...More

Thank Amanda T
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