When will National Trust (NSW) Properties be open for the holiday season?

Firstly, the National Trust (NSW) wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season. We certainly wish everyone a happy new year after what has been quite an extraordinary 2020.

Our opening hours are adjusted across the festive season and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our beautiful heritage sites for the summer.

Please see below for our opening hours across the state throughout Christmas and the New Year. If you hope to visit a National Trust property at times outside of 24 December to 2 January, the opening times for that property will be on their respective page on this website. Click on the property name for more information.

Special update: On 23 December 2020, the Premier of NSW announced that all businesses will be expected to use the Service NSW QR code app as of 1 January 2021. To comply with this, it will be a term and condition of entry to all National Trust sites in New South Wales that visitors register using the app. You can download the app to your smartphone here.

Also, as a result of additional COVID-19 requirements, a number of our properties still remain closed until we can open them in a way that ensures the safety, wellbeing and health of the community. In many cases, our historic houses and gardens are open, but due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, some cafés and tea rooms are temporarily closed. Where this is the case, we encourage all visitors to bring a picnic and enjoy the summer sun. Please check the specific place’s page for further information.


Dundullimal Homestead: Closed 11 December 2020 – 28 December 2020.

Everglades House and Garden: Closed 25 December 2020 – 26 December 2020.

Grossman & Brough House: Open 13 December only.

Miss Porter’s House: Come along to Christmas with the Porter’s on 13 December 2020 to explore the house set as it would have been for Miss Porter’s Christmas. More details here.

Miss Trail’s House and Garden: Open 13 December only.

Harper’s Mansion Garden: Open 20 December only.

Norman Lindsay Gallery: Open Thursday to Sunday throughout December.

Norman Lindsay always had a few special ‘studio cats’, and you can visit a fun exhibition featuring the artist’s Springwood cats in all their colourful glory. More details here.

Old Government House: Closed 14 December 2020 – 1 January 2021.

Visit the Transportation Exhibition to discover the stories of over 165,000 men, women and children sent to Australia from the United Kingdom. You can also experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas as we have free festive activities for the whole family to enjoy.

S.H. Ervin Gallery: Closed 21 December 2020 – 1 January 2021.

From Saturday 5 December to Sunday 14 February, we welcome you to see the First Light exhibition, which features a display from various collections of Peter Kingston’s artist books, prints, sketchbooks and memorabilia.


The following National Trust (NSW) Properties remain closed until further notice:

We are a charity that relies on the time and talent of our wonderful volunteers to ensure that many of our properties can open in a way that will ensure the safety, wellbeing and health of the community. Until such time as we are able to manage the number of people on site safely, the following National Trust (NSW) properties remain closed until further notice.