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.
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
The N I G H T L I F E exhibition is presented inside the Barwon Park mansion. During the time of the exhibition internal furniture and fixtures of the mansion may have been removed, adjusted or replaced to accommodate the exhibition pieces. Regular house tours won’t be offered during the exhibition but special events such as Curator Talks are available. See the website for more details.
All original furniture and fixtures will be re-installed and presented once the exhibition has ended and been removed from the property. House tours will also re-commence after the exhibition period.