COVID-19 UPDATE: Following NSW Government stay at home orders, Riversdale will be closed until further notice.

History of Riversdale

An estate with a rich history that is full of inns and schools, set in beautiful grounds. Edward Twynam, the New South Wales 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.

How to book your tickets

We are thrilled to welcome the community back to Riversdale. However, please note you must purchase a ticket in advance and timed entry applies.

Book your timed ticket to visit Riversdale

Please note Riversdale does not accept NSW Dine & Discover vouchers, please see our list of participating properties.

As required by NSW Government regulations, all visitors must use the Service NSW QR code to check in at properties. You can download the app to your smartphone before you visit us.

Please read Terms & Conditions of Entry for more information.

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Plan your Visit



2 Twynam Drive
Goulburn 2580 NSW


Sundays, 10am - 2pm


Easter Sunday

(02) 4821 4741
Entry Fees:

Adults - $10
Concession - $8
Family - $25
Children under 10 and National Trust members are FREE

Please note: To ensure we can manage timed entry and safe physical distancing, we are asking visitors to pre-purchase tickets via Eventbrite. Booking fees will apply.

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