Woodford Academy

Woodford Academy is open on the third Saturday of each month with pre-booked tickets only.

History of Woodford Academy

The Woodford Academy is the oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains and is of state heritage significance.

Built originally as an Inn in the 1830s, the property has had a multi-layered history, also operating over the years as a gentleman’s residence, guest house, boarding house and from 1907-1936 under the ownership of John McManamey as an exclusive school – Woodford Academy.

Bequested to the National Trust in 1979 by John McManamey’s sole surviving daughter Gertrude, the Woodford Academy is today a museum that offers not only a unique glimpse of colonial life in the Blue Mountains but also an insight into the current Blue Mountains community through an innovative program of site-specific art events, performances and talks for the monthly open days.

How to book your tickets

We are thrilled to welcome the community back to Woodford Academy following the COVID-19 shut down. However, please note you must purchase a ticket in advance and timed entry applies.

Book your timed ticket to visit Woodford Academy 

Keeping our community safe

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.

We encourage visitors to wear a mask when indoors at our property.

Please read Terms & Conditions of Entry for more information.

How to keep up to date with what’s on

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90-92 Great Western Highway, Woodford 2778 NSW
(parking available on Vale Rd, accessed via Woodford Ave from either direction of the Great Western Hwy)


Saturday 17 April, 10am - 4pm
Saturday 15 May, 10am - 4pm
Saturday 19 June, 10am - 4pm
Saturday 17 July, 10am - 4pm


All other days.

(02) 4758 8743
Entry Fees:
  • Adults - $10
  • Seniors/ Students (5-15yrs) - $8
  • Family (2 adults + accompanying children ) - $25
  • Child under 5 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.

We encourage visitors to wear a mask when indoors at our property.

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