We are grateful to have received a generous bequest and a grant to do some much needed work on Riversdale Homestead. Due to the nature of the work the house will be closed from Monday, 5 February until Spring. The gardens will still be open and the Unearthing Riversdale exhibition will be running in the Tea Room and small parlour from 5 March until 3 June.
An estate with a rich history that is full of inns and schools, set amongst beautiful grounds. Edward Twynam, the NSW Surveyor-General bought it in 1875 and it remained the family home until 1967. Sketches and furniture crafted by Emily Twynam still decorate the home.
Built in the late 1830s as a coaching inn, Riversdale later became home to the district surveyor, Edward Twynam and his family. Edward was appointed Chief Surveyor of NSW during the 1890s and his family occupied Riversdale for almost 100 years prior to its purchase by the National Trust.
Standing within its original paddocks and outbuildings, Riversdale is a fine example of a Colonial Georgian home surrounded by splendid gardens and picnic grounds. Riversdale is renowned for its collection of fine Australian Colonial furniture and arts and craft.
Just a reminder – visitors will NOT be able to inspect inside the Homestead due to ongoing maintenance work until Spring 2018. The gardens will still be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm.