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    Woodford Academy

    Photograph by Camille Walsh Photography.

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The Woodford Academy, a National Trust Property, is the oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains and is of state heritage significance.

Built originally as an Inn in the 1830s, the property has had a multi-layered history, also operating over the years as a gentleman’s residence, guest house, boarding house and from 1907-1936 under the ownership of John McManamey as an exclusive school - Woodford Academy.

Bequested to the National Trust in 1979 by John McManamey’s sole surviving daughter Gertrude, the Woodford Academy is today a museum that offers a unique glimpse of colonial life in the Blue Mountains.




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Entry Fees

Adults $6 Concession/child (4-16 years) $4 Family (2 Adults, 2 children) $15 National Trust Members Free Guided Tours (Subject to Availability) $2/person (4+years)


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Getting There

90-95 Great Western Highway
Woodford, NSW 2778

Opening Hours

10:00 to 04:00 (Every third Saturday of the month or by appointment)

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