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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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Beautifully presented and lots of history

My family and I visited Elizabeth Bay House and found a real treat - the architecture was really beautiful and furnishings from the era gave a good sense of living in the 1800s... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

My family and I visited Elizabeth Bay House and found a real treat - the architecture was really beautiful and furnishings from the era gave a good sense of living in the 1800s. The staff were very helpful providing lots of information that complimented the short film. Don't forget to visit the cellar rooms below. The views from the front... More 

1 Thank melissasB3230ZJ
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Well maintained, easy access by public transport, the interesting guided tour is highly recommended. Combine with a visit to Kings Cross market or before a show at Hayes Theater.

2 Thank FridayOnMyMindSydney
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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.

1 Thank 43ken
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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.

2 Thank Christine T
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank JBoice
Sydney, Australia
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1,247 reviews
482 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 588 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 

3 Thank Emanpee
London, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 

2 Thank MissNinja
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

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

2 Thank 654maureen
Lord Howe Island, Australia
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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