Whitlam Institute and Female Orphan School

The Whitlam Institute, located in the historic Female Orphan School (1813), is fast-becoming an important centre of contemporary ideas, historical inquiry and the arts, and occupies a unique position in Western Sydney. Visitors can explore objects from the Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection on display in the A Changing Australia exhibition, as well as an impressive annual line-up of art and social history exhibitions in the Margaret Whitlam Galleries. The building’s restoration and adaptive reuse means that it is a truly fascinating place to take the time to explore, with evidence throughout of its complex institutional history.

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Whitlam Institute and Female Orphan School
Female Orphan School (Building EZ), Western Sydney University, Parramatta South campus
Corner of James Ruse Drive & Victoria Road

02 9685 9210

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Entry Fees

General admission for individuals is free

Groups should contact us for options.

Opening Hours

Wednesday, Thursday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Groups by appointment on other days