Retford Park: Made in Australia

Celebrate "Made in Australia" at Retford Park.

A panel of experts across collections and antiques including furniture, metalwork, ceramics, books, ephemera, memorabilia, juvenilia and vintage clothing will be on hand to assess your pieces of Australiana. Two appraisal sessions will be held on each day between 11am -12.30pm and 1pm to 3pm.

Please note: All items to be assessed need to be small enough to be carried on site (no vehicles will be allowed on site). You are welcome to bring photos of the item if it over-sized. Photos from lots of different angles are recommended.


The Made in Australia event will be held in The Round Yard, in conjunction with a gallery exhibition in the cottage. Retford Park’s resident art group , Artists of the Round Yard, will be exhibiting a selection of artworks, their ‘Old Favourites’, all Australian Made.

Visitors will have access to the grounds at Retford Park and are more than welcome to bring a picnic.

General Admission:

  • $15 – adult
  • $10 – concession
  • $35 – family
  • National Trust members – free.

**All entry tickets enable you to have three (3) items appraised**


House Tours

As part of the Australiana Weekend,  the main house of Retford Park will be once again opened to the public.

During these tours we will also include information on some of the beautiful Australian made pieces that are still housed in the magnificent Victorian Italianate homestead that James Fairfax left to the people of Australia via the National Trust.

Bookings for the House Tours is essential – BOOK HERE.


  • Adult – $25
  • Concession – $18
  • Child – $10
  • National Trust members – $15

Please email for more information.


1325 Old South Road, Bowral
Directions: Head up Merrigang Street from Bong Bong Street, the main street in Bowral.
Follow to the end of Merrigang and turn right at the ‘T’ intersection.
Watch for the Retford Park white gate, the second driveway on the left.

(02) 48611933