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A Very Victorian Christmas

sa 22 Nov 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
Enjoy some unhurried creative Christmas fun in our immersive museum. Check out of 2020 and enjoy a couple of hours in a 160 year old mansion! This experience will appeal to children and adults who love old places, love making things and like ‘hands-on history’. Ayers House Museum is the
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Adelaide Tours: Treasury & Tunnels

sa 6 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
  Journey through winding hallways and underground chambers to meet the colourful characters and deep history behind one of Adelaide’s oldest colonial buildings. From riots to floods to historic reforms the Treasury sat at the heart of South Australia’s political life – come explore its secrets and forgotten stories!  
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Beaumont House Open Days

sa 5 Jul 2020 - 6 Dec 2020
  Beaumont House is reopening for tours on Sunday, 5 July 2020.   Enjoy a special tour of the house and garden followed by refreshments on the veranda Take a unique tour with a different perspective of Beaumont House.       Be part of the reopening COVIDSAFE Tour of
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Glass Christmas Tree Ornament Workshop

sa 29 Nov 2020
  Join local glass artist Joy Levins at Ayers House Museum to make your very own unique fused Glass Christmas Tree decoration. This is a fun 45min workshop. Saturday November 21 Joy will then kiln-fire your beautiful Tree ready for you to pick up the following weekend at Ayers House
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Meet Mary Lee | Floortalk

sa 19 Dec 2020
On 18 December 1894 a landmark legislation enabled women in South Australia – for the first time anywhere in Australia – to vote in general elections, and to stand as members of Parliament – a first in the world. This incredible achievement was the end result of years of campaigning,
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Monotreme Magic Art Workshop

sa 10 Dec 2020
Are you drawn to the unique beauty of our very special echidna and platypus? Share in local artist Zinia King’s love of these magestic creatures and learn to draw them in Zinia’s unique pen and watercolour style. For those who feel less confident and just want to work on their
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Victorian Underpinnings | Costume Display & Floortalk

sa 7 Nov 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
  The Display The current display at Ayers House Museum provides a glimpse of Victorian underclothing. The 5 mannequins on display, showcase a range of underlinens and structural garments such as crinolines, corsets, petticoats, chemises and more. Opens Saturday November 7 Cost: Included in regular Ayers House Admission: Adult: $10 Concession:
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Z Ward: Behind The Walls

sa 9 Aug 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
  ​​​Neither prison nor hospital, the “criminal ward” of the former Glenside Mental Hospital occupies a unique place in South Australia’s history. From the rare ‘Ha Ha Wall’ encircling the building to its striking 1880s polychromatic brickwork, explore the breathtaking architecture and sobering history of this important site.    
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