The Woodford Academy invites the Steampunk, Cosplay and Victoriana community to promenade at the oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains.
Promenade at The Academy – we invite the Steampunk, Cosplay and the Victoriana community to promenade at the oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains. Bring your parasol, walking canes, top hats and costumes to walk the grounds and take tea at our café.
Purchase some steampunk paraphernalia from a select few boutique stalls and help us raise funds for this heritage-listed property.
The house will be open for tours throughout the day.
Image: Ladies at the station
Built originally as a Roadside Inn in the 1830s, the property has had a multi-layered history, operating over the years as a gentleman’s residence, guest house, boarding house and from 1907 to 1936 under the ownership of John McManamey as a classics school – Woodford Academy.
In 1979 Gertrude McManamey bequeathed the building to the National Trust. It is now a museum that offers not only a unique glimpse of colonial life in the Blue Mountains but also an insight into the current Blue Mountains community through an innovative program of site-specific art events, performances and talks for the monthly open days
Image: Woodford House 1890s
How to book your tickets
Tickets: Members free, family $25, adults $10, concession (seniors/students and costumed visitors $8), children under 5 years free.
This special event is run in conjunction with our regular ticketed open days and is available to attend free with museum entry. Woodford Café will be selling drinks and cake on the day.
Book via Eventbrite, where possible, to guarantee a spot.