Looking at Architecture – Glebe

Looking at Architecture is the long-running, highly successful initiative of the Women’s Committee, open only to National Trust members with pre-booked tickets. Members enjoy the privilege of visiting three private properties in a specific area. For April 2020, the Looking at Architecture day will be held in Glebe.

Toxteth Park is an inner-city Sydney estate that was subdivided for residential development following the passing of prominent solicitor, Sir George Wigram Allen, in 1885. The Trustees of the Toxteth Park Estate stipulated that they would have the right to select the type of houses suitable for the estate to ensure a higher standard of building to that of the earlier part of Glebe. Most of the residences were the result of speculative ventures by local builders and the result is a lasting and desirable enclave representing many decades of late 19th-century development still intact today.

The Glebe of today is a sought after place to live, with close proximity to the Sydney CBD, schools, churches, Sydney University and UTS.

Ticket holders will be directed to three private properties of architectural interest in Glebe. For National Trust Members only.



  • $40 Adult
  • $20 Youth (12-20 years)
  • Viewings at 10.30am – 12.30pm OR 1.00pm – 3.00pm
  • For more information contact Jane at 9363 2401 or email lindesay@nationaltrust.com.au
  • Bookings open on 01 November, please click here


No photography. No stiletto heels or large bags

No children under the age of 12 years

No wheelchairs or walkers on private properties