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Jost Heritage House, Sydney
(4.3/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
One of the oldest preserved wooden houses in colonial Sydney, Jost Heritage House features a collection of Victorian relics, including a display of model marine vessels. The house originally belonged to an 18th-century ship owner before Tomas Jost, a successful merchant, bought it in 1837. Today it features a range of differently themed rooms--from a basement kitchen with a beehive oven to an apothecary with the early 20th-century medicinal utensils and substances. You can also watch onsite demonstrations of compounding medication the way it was done in the 19th century. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Jost Heritage House by using our Sydney trip generator.
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  • The Jost House Museum was two blocks from the cruise ship dock in Sydney, Nova Scotia, so we decided to go there 1st. BIG Mistake! Everyone else decided to do it 1st also. There must have been three l...  more »
  • Now House Museum, to visit. The guides are very interesting and very fine humour. All the parts are well preserved, the kitchen, the living room, the dining room... and a room for medicine, another for the Navy. This museum is worth a visit.
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  • My wife and I spent a day wandering the streets of Sydney and stumbled upon this gem. The house is full of period exhibits with explanations provided. The docents add greatly to the experience as they...  more »
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  • Way overpriced, it's basically a cash grab tourist trap