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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Entry Fees

General admission for individuals is free

Groups should contact us for options.

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

Opening Hours

Thursday, Friday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Groups by appointment on other days