Elizabeth Bay House is located in Council of the City of Sydney of New South Wales state. On the street of Onslow Avenue and street number is 7. To communicate or ask something with the place, the Phone number is (02) 9356 3022. You can get more information from their website.
|Address:||7 Onslow Ave, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011, Australia|
|Phone:||(02) 9356 3022|
|Opening hours (Edit)|
|Friday:||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Saturday:||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Sunday:||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
I love these hidden gems of history in the city.
I highly recommend taking a guided tour through the property. Not only do you get a wonderful history but you may be fortunate to get some behind the scenes access (like the attic) and see how some clever things work (like the blinds/shutters folding away and the toilet in the master bedroom).
If you sign up for a Sydney Living Museums you get unlimited access for a year to this and other museums around Sydney.
A very informative tour, and a beautiful narration to colonial Australia. A must go for Sidney residents and visitors alike.
Crammed among more modern structures, Elizabeth Bay House is an architectural reminder of a forgotten aspect of Sydney's past when the colony was young and ambitions (even then) exceeded wealth. Built by an aspirational civil servant with credit issues, Elizabeth Bay House is a place to visit if you enjoy architecture and have an interest in Australian history. I would actually visit this house before Vaucluse House because the latter has substantially more grounds and furniture, making this an anticlimax in some ways if visited second. I think the most interesting architectural feature is the cantilever staircase with the dome overhead. The volunteer guide that led us through the house was marvelous. About 10 minutes walk from Kings Cross station, it makes for an interesting couple of hours.
Please follow the guide tour. The staff would help you know more about the amazing history behind the house. View from window is so amazing I love it so much.
This is a well maintained property with stunning views of the harbour. It's incredible how talented people were in days gone by because it was so cool in the the house without fans or the ac yet boiling outside. Elizabeth Bay House is located in Elizabeth Bay and was one of the largest houses at one time. The only house at the time to have an oval atrium and a staircase without support. Rooms are maintained as they were more than a 100 years ago. It was fascinating to see how the rich lived, the furniture they had, the toys they played with or how they looked after their servants. Around 500 metres down the road is a seat with an overhang carved into the hill where the lady of the house would go and sit to read or knit when it was hot (that was in the middle of lush gardens all those years ago... now amidst buildings but still there!)