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Old Government House

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Well worth a visit

Visited Parramatta park and decided to check out Old Government House. Waited about 10 mins before... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
markT4404SB
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Sydney, Australia
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Amazing Colonial Heritage Building

Visited here yesterday and arrived a little late. I was truly amazed by the helpfulness of the shop... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2019
NigelG407
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Singapore, Singapore
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Parramatta Park, Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Parramatta park and decided to check out Old Government House. Waited about 10 mins before guided tour started. The National Trust guide was excellent and the tour was really informative and interesting, even to my 8 year old. Well worth a visit, learnt a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Visited here yesterday and arrived a little late. I was truly amazed by the helpfulness of the shop lady to organise an extra tour just for me. So, at the outset a big thank you. I’m very much into history so this was extremely interesting...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

If you are "into" British Colonial occupation of Australia then you may enjoy this attraction. To the rest of us, it is just another old house filled will old stuff. The surrounding gardens, however, are real nice.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed February 2, 2019

This is an excellent place to bring a group of friends or a club group as it has something for everybody. It is our history which has been preserved and we should be encouraging all to follow the history trail to learn about Australia's past.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Gary F
Reviewed January 28, 2019

This house is a fine example showing the lifestyle of that period. Gardens are well kept. Furnishing in the house restored beautifully and you can learn a heap on the history of the Hous3 and who live there too. An Cafe with outdoor seating as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2019

We visited as a family of 5 comprising Grandparents, Daughter and Grandchildren, we where welcomed at the entrance by the Volunteer team one of them named Michael Brock them took us on a tour of the Old Government house, he was a superb guide taking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

The guided tour of the Governor's House took 1h20m and cost $12.50. The guide explained when and why the house was built and extended, the purpose of the rooms, and some of the special features of the house. Also where the furniture and other things...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Simon C
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

This was so interesting. Our guide Fred was very knowledgeable and we were fortunate to have him all to ourselves. I think the tours normally take around an hour but I guess depends how many questions you ask - we were there around 1 hr...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Easy walk from ferry , train or bus as well as closer when you catch free bus. There are periodic exhibitions which I have seen several of. Always great. Beautiful "old " (for Australia) building . Gives you an insight into our early wealthy settlers.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Helen a
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The old house is magnificently sited on the top of the hill overlooking the river and surrounded by sweeping grass and large trees, a brief walk from Parramatta railway station. It is wonderfully restored and has some spectacular pieces of old Australian furniture. The guided...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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carolynj669
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Response from Jasmine38Chichester | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking in the park itself at Parramatta very close to Old Government House.
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Donna445
October 2, 2016|
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Response from alis0n29 | Reviewed this property |
It might be too late for you Donna, sorry, but may help someone else. Parramatta Park is about a 15 minute walk from Parramatta Station. Or there are buses from Parramatta Interchange, outside the station, Stand B4 Bus... More
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