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Alfresco Afternoons at Retford Park

nsw 16 Dec 2022 - 17 Dec 2022
Alfresco Afternoons at Retford Park are a very special way to have pre-Christmas catch up with loved ones. Enjoy drinks and canapés on the front verandah of the striking Victorian Italianate mansion and a stroll through the formal gardens in the cooler evening air. Inside, the house will be beautifully
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All Things Great Are Small

nsw 8 Dec 2022 - 12 Feb 2023
‘All Things Great are Small’ is a group of miniaturists, painters, illustrators, printmakers and woodcrafters who came together 15 years ago to promote and foster the appreciation of miniatures and small paintings. The miniature size of these images and crafts does not diminish their greatness – they are so superbly
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20th Annual Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair

nsw 17 Nov 2022 - 19 Nov 2022
Join us at the 20th annual Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair, proudly brought to you by the National Trust (NSW) Women’s Committee. Hosted at historic Lindesay, a beautiful harbourside villa dating from 1834, the Fair offers a wide range of special Christmas gifts and wares set to delight. With a variety
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Spowers & Syme

nsw 3 Dec 2022 - 12 Feb 2023
Celebrating the artistic friendship of Melbourne artists Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme, Spowers & Syme presents the changing face of interwar Australia through the perspective of two remarkable women artists. The exhibition offers rare insight into the unlikely collaboration between the daughters of rival media families. Studying together in Paris and later
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Prized Possessions: Works in the National Trust’s Collection

nsw 12 Nov 2022 - 27 Nov 2022
Prized Possessions brings together some of the finest pieces from the National Trust collections and is the first major exhibition of our works including the recently revealed Dutch masterpiece gifted to the National Trust in 1979 as part of the contents of the Woodford Academy in the Blue Mountains. The
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Grossmann House’s Victorian Christmas

nsw 11 Dec 2022
Grossmann House is decking its staircase, and you’re invited! Take the opportunity to snap a very special photo in a festive period setting in the house or head outside to enjoy the beautiful garden. The property will also be open for tours of the fully restored Victorian townhouse. Refreshments on
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Church Street Spring Fair – Distillation of Spring

nsw 14 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022
The Church Street Spring Fair brings together like minded community groups in a celebration of spring in this historic precinct of Central Maitland. Join us on the evening of Friday 14 October, for a Distillation of Spring with a hint of the 1950s and 60s. Start your evening with pre-dinner
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National Trust Bookshop

vic 13 Jul 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
The National Trust Bookshop has a carefully curated collection of quality secondhand books.
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Hobartville Estate – Unlocked

nsw 16 Oct 2022
Discover Hobartville Estate – a substantially intact early colonial homestead group, featuring one of the finest pre-1830 houses in the country; extremely rare for its intact setting, landscape features and outbuildings of various ages, and seldom opened for public viewing. Take this rare opportunity to join a guided tour through
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Old Government House Christmas Magic

nsw 2 Dec 2022 - 23 Dec 2022
Get together with friends and family to celebrate Christmas with us at Old Government House throughout December. Experience this historic house decked in festive ornaments, Christmas greenery and a beautiful decorated tree gracing the stairwell. With the shutters closed, our Christmas wonderland will come to life as the darkened rooms
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Twilight Christmas Magic at Old Government House

nsw 8 Dec 2022 - 22 Dec 2022
Experience a magical Old Government House at twilight with a glass of sparkling wine and canapés. Catch up with friends, relax on the lawn, then take a tour of our historic house decked in festive ornaments, Christmas greenery and a beautiful decorated tree gracing the stairwell. With the shutters closed,
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Just for Members Twilight Christmas Magic at Old Government House

nsw 1 Dec 2022
Just for our amazing members – experience a festive magical Old Government House at twilight with a glass of sparkling wine and canapes. Catch up with friends, relax on the lawn, then take a tour of our historic house decked in festive ornaments, Christmas greenery and a beautiful decorated tree
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Carols by Candlelight

nsw 10 Dec 2022
Kickstart the festive season with Carols by Candlelight at Old Government House, Parramatta, a brilliant family-friendly event for all to enjoy. The Friends of Old Government House and Experiment Farm Cottage are delighted to welcome Parramatta City Brass Band as the carol music provider. Come and join them in singing
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Art in the Park – Charcoal Drawing

nsw 8 Oct 2022
Visit Old Government House and be inspired by the Making Good – Convict Artisans in Exile exhibition, a wonderful showcase of artisan and exquisitely made wares crafted by convict hands, before taking the opportunity to try your own hand at charcoal drawing. Whether you choose to recreate some items from
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Art in the Park – Paint The House

nsw 19 Nov 2022
Over the course of this four hour workshop, Parramatta Art Society member, Brian Richardson, will take you through the stages of how to paint a building, using Old Government House as the subject. The workshop will commence with a practical demonstration of some basic drawing techniques. You will then have
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Convict Artisans Treasure Hunt for the Spring School Holiday

nsw 24 Sep 2022 - 9 Oct 2022
Can you find the broad arrow in the room? Whose handmade lace flowers are those? Where is the Kangaroo that stands tall? And what’s that he’s standing on?.. Come along for a treasure hunt at Old Government House. Use your map to find the objects and along the way discover
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Bus Trip to Historic Goulburn

nsw 18 Nov 2022 - 20 Nov 2022
The Blue Mountains Branch of the National Trust (NSW) invites you to join them on a three-day long weekend bus trip to Historic Goulburn (circa 1833), the first town outside Sydney and Parramatta to be served by a railway line. Leaving the Blue Mountains on the Friday, we will travel
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Hydro Majestic and Gatekeepers Cottage Visit

nsw 19 Oct 2022
In 1904 the Sydney retail magnate, Mark Foy built his ‘majestic’ hotel on a clifftop overlooking the beautiful Megalong Valley at Medlow Bath, part of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Comprised of 16 individual buildings spanning over a kilometer, the historic Hydro Majestic offers Art Deco and Edwardian
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Uncovering the Secrets of the Golden Vale Garden: Corsage for Beginners

nsw 28 Oct 2022
Curious to know how you can create a gorgeous corsage from flowers and greenery found in your garden? Join us for an exclusive botanical garden tour and beginner corsage workshop at historic Golden Vale – a real gem of the Southern Highlands. Starting with a guided tour of the English
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Follies and Frolics

nsw 6 Oct 2022 - 19 Feb 2023
The works in Follies and Frolics are full of joyful playfulness and exuberance. Much of the inspiration was Lindsay’s love of the legends of the Ancient world.  The gods of Olympus encouraged the mortals to enjoy revels of which later religions disapproved. The festivals were times of light-hearted licentious escapades,
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The Return of The Dutch Master – Christmas Special

nsw 10 Dec 2022
The Woodford academy invites ticket holders to view the outstanding 17th century Still Life painted by Gerrit Willemsz Heda. This is an opportunity to view this recently authenticated and conserved painting originating from the collection of Woodford Academy. Heda is the son of the famous Dutch 17th Century master painter
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