Ayers House Museum, Adelaide

(4.1/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Sadly 1 of the poorest publicised exhibitions I have come across. Heard about its showing in Victoria and was lucky enough to literally stumble across it's Adelaide showing the day before it closed! S...  more »
  • National Trust has once again done a fantastic job of curating a dress exhibition - clothes designed by Marion Boyce from the Dressmaker movie. Ayers House showcased the exhibition. Cant wait for furt...  more »
  • Visited this house and found that the contents had largely been removed and there was an exhibition of costumes from The Dresser. This meant that National Trust members had to pay the exhibition admis...  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.