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Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden

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Fascinating history

It was an exceptionally hot day when we visited the Bishop's Lodge, however inside the house was... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Interesting property

Well worth dropping in and viewing this. Great roses and pretty garden area which is worth popping... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Bishop's Lodge is a unique iron building designed to combat the harsh climate of the western Riverina and provide a practical and elegant home for the family of the first Anglican Bishop of Riverina, Sydney Linton, in 1888. Bishop Linton worked with...more
351 Moama St, Hay, New South Wales 2711, Australia
+61 2 6993 1727
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

It was an exceptionally hot day when we visited the Bishop's Lodge, however inside the house was quite cool. It appears that this corrugated iron house from yesteryear (1888) was cleverly insulated with sawdust to beat the temperature changes found in Hay. The rose garden...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Well worth dropping in and viewing this. Great roses and pretty garden area which is worth popping to see on the way to Hay.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank opals48
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Such an interesting and surprising museum located along the Hay Plains! Bishop’s Lodge Museum makes a pleasant break on a long trek. Well written interpretive signs and a restful garden, together with helpful and friendly volunteer staff complete the experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Liz S
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Well worth a visit through the historic Bishops Lodge and surrounding gardens. Some very interesting history attached to the building. Great spot to hire for functions as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Right next door to the Bishops Lodge Motel. Very interesting place to see. Plus the rose garden. Large are to view.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wendybX156LQ
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Had a look through this place what an amazing place and how fantastic it must have been in it's prime. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Graeme B
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a huge house and gives some insight to the lifestyles of the early bishops in this area. The house had had several owners who have used it differently. It was an Anglican hostel for school children for a time as well. It has...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Willyama1
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Impressive old residence now renovated and telling a good story. Garden when in bloom would be outstanding

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MPR1948
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting historical.house. beautiful architecture and fascinating to gear how it was built. I love that local communities value historical homes and actively volunteer to enable others to experience them. $5 entry fee is very reasonable

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank toninowtravelling
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Only open 2-4:30, the house is notable for being quite large for a house done in the Australian vernacular. The exhibit is a bit limited and random though. The garden is an additional delight. It’s a bit messy and overgrown (apparently that was a problem...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mrdom
KERRY A, President - Bishop's Lodge Management Committee at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Thanking you for your review. Bishop's Lodge is a very unique house & being so, the house is the most important item on display, the focal point. The few items on exhibit are linked to the direct history of the house. As more items come...More

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