Ayers House Museum, Adelaide

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History Museum
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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  • I stumbled across this lovely old home when I was visiting the Museum and Art Gallery. I had recently been to see Martindale Hall and was interested to learn about the connection. It is lovely to be a...  more »
  • We only had a day to explore Adelaide and spotted that Ayers House was a National Trust property so we opted to visit. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and we are glad that we chose the guid...  more »
  • Thought we'd pop in to have a look . Ayers house gives you a good insight into what it was like back in the day . It would be a great place for a wedding or big function very nicely presented.  more »
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  • Great place for a venue, great waitressing staff
  • Had a tour with morning tea. Was really interesting and well presented with a good look through the main areas.
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  • Had a wedding reception here ten years back, and it was lovely at the time.