Ayers House Museum, Adelaide

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Travel back in time at Ayers House Museum, the last surviving mansion of its era. Guided tours, which shed a rare light on the social history of the 19th century, recount the stories of the "upstairs" Ayers family and their servants living "below stairs." Originally occupied by Sir Henry Ayers, who served five terms as South Australia’s premier, an original nine-room brick house was transformed into a mansion in the 1860s. Constructed of local bluestone, the building is believed to have been designed by George Strickland Kingston, a prominent English engineer and architect. One of the first properties in the city to be fitted with gas lighting, the mansion often hosted official government meetings, parliamentary dinners, and grand balls. Put Ayers House Museum and other Adelaide attractions into our Adelaide tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • July 22, 2017
    good to see, a piece of Adelaide heritage, not a lot of reasonable priced parking, well maintained grounds  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    A must see. A wonderful historical house in the centre of Adelaide. Take a guided tour to learn the history. Staff were friendly to all ages on the tour. Even young children were made part of the tour...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    Wonderful costumes but of course also the exhibition showed how they made these beautiful couture dresses. The Ayers House was a great place to visit even without the exhibition, a great example of Ad...  more »
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  • August 13, 2017
    Friendly informative staff.Great historic house.
  • November 28, 2016
    Lo vely old building. Have enjoyed 2 exhibitions here. Plenty of seating scattered about. Great plunge coffee&tea with scones on way out but can ask to go there 1st.
  • November 29, 2016
    Went and saw The Dressmaker exhibition here. Beautiful old building and rooms. Recommend a visit.
  • April 17, 2017
    Got married here. ..just beautiful 😊
  • April 2, 2017
    Great photo op's for weddings.

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