Beaumont House Open Day 7 May 2023 – “What’s in our House, I wonder!”
Find out more about the this State Heritage listed house, the people, their achievements, and families who lived at Beaumont House from 1849 until 1969 and collection items usually hidden away in cupboards and drawers. Take a walk through the restored garden. Enjoy afternoon tea on the verandah.
Have you ever wondered what is stored inside cupboards and drawers when you visit an historic house? Well, on Sunday, 7 May 2023, 2pm-4.30pm you will be able to do just that. Many of our hidden items will be on display throughout the house. Some will be seen for the very first time. There are many features not only in the house which was built in stages from 1849 but also the magnificent restored garden, pond, aviary, and various sheds and out buildings. Visit the original olive trees planted by Sir Samuel Davenport.
In 1849 Bishop Augustus Short, first Anglican Bishop of Adelaide built ‘Claremont’, then 1857 Sir Samuel Davenport, politician, horticulturist & pioneer of SA olive oil industry; then Major William Vincent in 1907; Richard Bennett in 1911, followed by Kenneth Brock.
The house has a distinctive Mediterranean character with an open brickwork parapet in soft terracotta colours and central flat roof originally accessed by an outside staircase.