COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the most recent NSW Health advice and COVID-19 restrictions, Woodfod Academy will be closed until further notice.
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. Please note you must purchase a ticket in advance, unless you are redeeming a Service NSW $25 Discover voucher.
You are welcome to use your Discover NSW voucher at this National Trust property, however, we cannot process the voucher with your online ticket purchase at this time. Please present your voucher (printed or digitally on a device of your choice) when you arrive and we will discount your ticket on entry.
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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