Yaralla Estate Open Day October 2018 – 11:00am
October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree – $15
The Yaralla Estate is significant in the evolving pattern of occupation of the colony, starting with a grant to an ex-convict, then developing as a working farm, continuing as a Victorian estate, early twentieth century Edwardian estate, and mid twentieth century to current times as an institution facility.
It is historically significant as one of the last large nineteenth century estates remaining in metropolitan Sydney. It is of rare State significance because it incorporates an entire 1790s land grant within its boundaries.
We no longer have access to the main building as it is used full time by Sydney Local Health District. However, we can take you on tours of the grounds and some of the outbuildings.
We have a large collection of photographs, many showing the interior of the home in Dame Eadith’s time. These are on display in the Squash Court and the Stables complex.
There are limited toilet facilities.
MANSION – SPECIAL NOTE: Sometimes we are given limited access to the building (possibly 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours after residents’ lunch, but we will not have any details until later. We will not take any bookings for these as they are just a quick 5-10 minutes walk through of about five of the more interesting rooms on the ground floor. It will be up to you to report at the main entrance to the house to see if you can gain entry. More information will be available on the day.
(For full details check our Yaralla Open Day Information Sheet – PDF
and our Yaralla Grounds Tour Map )