A Walk with the Porters

Start at Miss Porter’s House and finish back there with scrumptious refreshments and a tour of the museum.

Newcastle West is changing rapidly but it’s possible to connect the past, present and future and walk in the footsteps of the Porter family of Miss Porter’s House, Newcastle’s only National Trust property. Stroll past Herbert, Ella and Hazel’s school, the remains of Steel Street Gasworks and rail-line opposite their house, the flood-prone Cottage Creek, shops patronised by Florence Porter and other locations familiar to the family in the early years of the twentieth century.

The Miss Porter’s House Museum contains photographs, post cards, business correspondence, receipts, memorabilia and many other items linking the family to their neighbourhood. Hear places brought to life with stories from that collection and connect with the history of Newcastle West today.

The short 2 km walk – which starts and finishes at Miss Porter’s House – will take about two and a half hours, including a plated afternoon tea and a visit to the museum.

For enquries  please contact Jean Bridges on 0435 047 424 or at mph@nationaltrust.com.au.


Book your tickets online.



  • Adults – $25
  • Children – $10
  • National Trust Members – $20


  • Thursday, 9 May 2pm – 4:30pm
  • Sunday, 19 May 2pm – 4:30pm



434 King Street
Newcastle West 2302 NSW

(02) 4927 0202
Entry Fees:

National Trust members (and children under 5 yrs) - Free
Adults - $10.00
Concession -$8.00
Family - $25