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Ayers House Museum

288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8223 1234
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good to see

good to see, a piece of Adelaide heritage, not a lot of reasonable priced parking, well maintained... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
A gem in the middle of town

A must see. A wonderful historical house in the centre of Adelaide. Take a guided tour to learn the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Karen L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ayers House Museum is a unique landmark and destination, the last grand mansion from the nineteenth century in the city that is publicly accessible and one which boasts some of the finest architecture and painted decoration in Australia. The museum provides an immersive experience of life in Victorian-era Adelaide with particular reference to the life and times of Sir Henry Ayers, five times Premier of South Australia, who built, furnished and decorated his family home to the highest standard. We present an active program of public events, exhibitions and special interest programming at Ayers House Museum.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (11 reviews)
“guided tour” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

good to see, a piece of Adelaide heritage, not a lot of reasonable priced parking, well maintained grounds

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 12 July 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 Adelaides old world charm and architecture.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

It’s a grand mansion of Former Premier of South Australia. It shows the life of a prominent wealthy man and his family in the late 1800s.

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 28 June 2017

A place to visit when walking back from Botanic Gardens .Well staffed by keen volunteers and plenty of early history to be found .A truly beautiful old home .

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We walked past Ayers House on our recent visit to Adelaide and made sure we stopped by properly to visit. Definitely worth it and I'm so glad we made the effort to come. The lady on the front desk was very friendly and knowledgeable and...More

Thank Cake_991
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We visited during a recent open day and enjoyed a self-guided tour for a donated admission fee. I'm not entirely sure that we were able to access all the same areas as one would on an ordinary tour, but we enjoyed it nonetheless. The children...More

Thank AdelaideTraveller888
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful being taken back to the 1800s by the butler and staff for a night tour of this beautiful house. Thank you we had a lovely time.

Thank Lynette H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a must see house in the heart of town so easily accessible. The tour guide was dressed for the occasion and we enjoyed Devonshire tea after the tour. Beautiful furnishings.

Thank alisip2017
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Easily accessible on North terrace, this gorgeous house sits within a small garden sanctuary. Great rooms, fascinating exhibits. Occasionally the Museum has special exhibitions (costumes from TV series for example), and while free to National trust members there is an admission cost. Check the website...More

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