Experiment Farm Cottage: Sunday Tea at the Cottage

Experiment Farm Cottage is one of the first colonial homesteads in the region and is sited on the colony’s first land grant, to James Ruse.

Enjoy afternoon delicacies on the verandah of Surgeon John Harris’s property.

You can also walk around the grounds, recreated In 2001 by the National Trust to represent, as far as possible, the gardens and vistas of an earlier century.

Cost includes guided tour of Experiment Farm Cottage and interpretive display :
$35 per person
$30 per person (afternoon tea only)
Tours of the property at 2 pm
Afternoon Tea 2:30 pm

Bookings are essential – Group bookings available.

To book or for enquiries please contact Old Government House on 02 9635 8149 or at info@friendsofogh.com.


9 Ruse Street
Harris Park 2150 NSW


Open: Wed - Sun 10.30am – 3.30pm
Last tour 3:00pm
Mon and Tues – available for Group bookings only


Mondays, Tuesdays, Good Friday, Christmas Day
Christmas Closure 22 December - 26 December (open 27th - 30th Dec)
New Years Eve hours 10:30am - 2pm
Closed New Years Day. Re-open 3rd January 2018.

(02) 9635 5655
Entry Fees:

National Trust Members FREE
Adult $9.00
Family $22.00
Groups $7.00 per person
Child (5 years- 16 years) $4.00
Concession: (Seniors, Students over 16) $7.00

COMBINED TICKETS - Entry to both Experiment Farm Cottage and Old Government House
(valid for one month)
Adult $18.00
Family $40.00
Groups $14.00 per person
Child $8:00
Concession $14:00

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