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.
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.
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