Barwon Park is an authentic bluestone mansion and stables set in a sweeping rural landscape.
Embarrassed by having to entertain the visiting Duke of Edinburgh at an undistinguished homestead, pioneer pastoralist Thomas Austin and his wife Elizabeth built this lavish 42 room mansion in 1871.
Thomas Austin died just six months after it was completed, but Elizabeth lived at Barwon Park for many years and became a noted philanthropist.
The house then passed into the hands of the Batson family who later bequeathed it to the National Trust.
Visitors still marvel at the magnificent entrance hall and impressive room. The restored mansion and stables are also an ideal venue for weddings, photography and group functions.
Please note Barwon Park Mansion will be closed from 5 December 2016 until 3 January 2017.
N I G H T L I F E an exhibition of evening wear from the 1920s and 1930s will be on show at Barwon Park Mansion from 4 January till 26 March 2017, Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. For more information visit www.nightlifecostumes.com.au