English Oak (foreground) and Cork Oak (rear) in front of John Macarthur's Hambledon Cottage. These trees were amongst many John Macarthur brought back from England in 1817 on the "Lord Eldon".
John Macarthur's Hambledon Cottage
HERSTORY Exhibition in Lucas Gallery, John Macarthur's Hambledon Cottage
Volunteer guide telling the story of a lady who lived at the Parramatta Female Factory.
Colonial Kitchen added to John Macarthur's Hambledon Cottage circa 1832
Searching the list of 5000 ladies researched to date.
Withdrawing and Dining Rooms
View from Withdrawing Room, showing Card Table with a Whist hand in progress and the Davenport Desk with John Macarthur's photo above it, through to the Dining Room.
Welcome to Hambledon Cottage house museum
Entrance to the museum
Guide Tour at Hambledon Cottage
All tours through John Macarthur's Hambledon Cottage are by one of our experienced Guides.
Rear Verandah of Hambledon Cottage
Rear view of John Macarthur's Hambledon Cottage with Hoop Pine (centre) and Bunya Pine (right) towering over it
Eastern Verandah view of John Macarthur's Hambledo
View of Eastern Verandah of John Macarthur's Hambledon Cottage
Rare family treasures
Volunteer Guide conducting a group through the exhibition and cottage.
Hambledon Cottage was built by John Macarthur in 1824 on the grounds of his Elizabeth Farm Estate as additional accommodation for family and friends. It was home to many prominent Parramatta identities and is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.
This elegant cottage is built of sandstock brick in the Colonial Georgian style and boasts a veranda enclosed by French doors and a beautiful, vaulted ceiling. It has been lovingly restored to this period. In the groiunds are many heritage-listed trees, some nearly 200 years old.
John Macarthur’s Hambledon Cottage is presented as a house museum in the domestic style of the 1820s-1880s and contains many pieces of the era, some with Parramatta provenance.
Highlights of the collection include an 1836 Broadwood square piano, the Reverend Samuel Marsden’s desk and a bed provenanced to Governor Fitzroy.
All tours through the museum are guided and visitors, young and old, can experience the 19th century lifestyle.