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    Glenalvon House Stables and Coach House

    The land granted to Michael Byrne was a little larger than that seen today in the gardens. This rear view of the house shows the stables and coach house.

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    Front Verandah

    The heritage gardens and front verandah on Glenalvon. Hand turned sandstone columns support the wide shady stone flagged verandah.

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    The entrance and stairs

    A wide double doorway opens onto a cantilever stairway. An under stair door opens to the rear gardens.

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    The childrens room

    An upstairs bedroom interpreted as a young childs bedroom.

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    Agricultural Items

    Early agricultural implements and items from the collection of Campbelltown and Airds Historical society.

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    School tours

    Tours of glenalvon by school groups give children an opportunity to see how our ancestors lived.
    They are also able to touch and handle many of the objects on display, ...

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    Under the bed

    Dad explaines what happend before toilets.

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    Old days dentist x-ray

    Glenalvon was at times doctors offices.

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    Homes did not have television in the distant past, music was still fun though.

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    Horse trough

    This trough once stood in Queen Street Campbelltown.

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    Rural Centre

    Campbelltown is now a city, visit the rural centre to see the farm equipment once used in the area. Some objects date to colonial times.


A walk through historic Glenalvon House is a step back in time.

A minute from the hustle of Campbelltown’s CBD, Glenalvon is a classic Georgian sandstone town house, built in 1840 by Michael Byrne, son of Hugh “Vesty” Byrne, one of the Irish Wicklow rebels.

State Heritage Listed, one of the first houses to be granted a Permanent Heritage Preservation Order, Glenalvon owned by Campbelltown City Council, is under the custodianship of the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1947, and exhibits some of its large collection of items in this historical setting.

Built when Campbelltown was a small rural village, established by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1820. The town supplied Sydney with cattle and wheat, a very rough 40 mile trip by wagon and horses.

The outbuildings include the coach house, stables and the original cottage where the Byrne family lived while building Glenalvon House.

Visit the Servants Quarters, and kitchen, these rooms are now used as a display area and meeting area for the Society.

Glenalvon is set in a large heritage garden, a riot of colour in spring, especially when the roses  are in bloom

See the Alex Goodsell Agricultural Exhibition Centre which houses a collection of machinery and tools of rural life.


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Entry Fees

Entry free, donations appreciated

Getting There

8 Lithgow Street
Campbelltown, NSW 2560

Opening Hours


10:00 to 13:00 (Second Saturday of every month)


10:00 to 13:00 (Fourth Saturday of every month)


10:00 to 13:00 (First Monday of every month.)

Glenalvon Tours

Guides are availible on all open days.  Group and school tours welcome by appointment.

Society Shop

Many publications are available for sale in our shop, please visit.

Local history and family history publications available.

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