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Ayers House Museum, Adelaide

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4.2/5 based on 130+ 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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  • We visited Ayers House whilst The Dressmaker costume exhibition was on display. It appears we did not see all of the house when I read through others reviews? The areas of the house we did see were st...  read more »
  • There is a tourist place, you can visit without that no one bother you. The house belonged who would discover the treasures of Ayers Rock - the Uluru - and rooms speak of that time as possible by the defunct aristocracy which led a life of luxury, pomp and unconcern that lower classes assumed it with stoicism. As he just visits, it is a little abandoned, with boxes in the hallway and somewhat dirty corners. But it is worth: has a huge living room with grand piano, as a ballroom, with a few beautiful viewpoints to the garden; Another salon in which, no doubt, many talks there would be political envelope, and the typical elongated table dining room. On the top floor are the bedrooms of - fluffy mattress, hygiene - wife, husband, the quarter of teaching children (tarpaulin and learning tools) and the games. More than the interest itself, liked by all the stories one can imagine there.
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  • An interesting place, and our National Trust of Scotland cards got us in free. There's an amazing air conditioning system, which really works - must be one of the earliest systems in a house. 
  • 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.
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