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Ayers House Museum

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Address: 288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8223 1234
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ayers House Museum is a unique landmark and destination, the last grand...

Ayers House Museum is a unique landmark and destination, the last grand mansion from the nineteenth century in the city that is publicly accessible and one which boasts some of the finest architecture and painted decoration in Australia. The museum provides an immersive experience of life in Victorian-era Adelaide with particular reference to the life and times of Sir Henry Ayers, five times Premier of South Australia, who built, furnished and decorated his family home to the highest standard. We present an active program of public events, exhibitions and special interest programming at Ayers House Museum.

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We visited Ayers House whilst The Dressmaker costume exhibition was on display. It appears we did not see all of the house when I read through others reviews? The areas of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Deborah S
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

National Trust has once again done a fantastic job of curating a dress exhibition - clothes designed by Marion Boyce from the Dressmaker movie. Ayers House showcased the exhibition. Cant wait for further showcases

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with friends from a sewing group we belong to. The exhibition was fantastic and the volunteers on hand explained about different aspects of the clothes on display. Ayers house is a perfect venue for this type of exhibition. It is a beautiful house that is well looked after and it takes you back to a by gone era.... More 

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ayers house was the home of Henry Ayer who was South Australian prime minister 7 times. When we visited the house contents had been removed to make way for an exhibition of costumes through the ages. While these were of some interest I would liked to have seen the house dressed with furniture of the era. Also there was no... More 

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Thank Paul A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historic house is I'm afraid distinctly average. Somewhat dowdy / dull compared with premium attraction equivalents. It's also A$ 18-20 per person and way overpriced. Plenty of other places to visit first.

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Thank Mike T
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Ayers house is an interesting historical venue, run by volunteers and kept in impeccable condition. They have a range of displays i recently visieted teh Dressmaker Movie Costume display. they also have high tea and various areas for hosting events and parties. located on North Terrace and easily accessed by public transport. It is also close to the East end... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My sister & I took our 90 year old mother to Ayers house to see the Dressmaker exhibition. .We dropped our mother off at the front door & my sister went to park the car in the carpark on the grounds. While I was looking for coins for the meter there,a man came & put a chain across the entrance/exit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We visited Ayers House whilst The Dressmaker costume exhibition was on display. It appears we did not see all of the house when I read through others reviews? The areas of the house we did see were stunning and the costume exhibition was well suited to these surroundings. We bought the guide book of the house and that is well... More 

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Thank Deborah S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Visited to see The Dressmaker exhibition of costumes - fabulous venue and well presented glamour. Two floors of stunning gowns and hats. A few well placed media clips added to the atmosphere - a small area where you can try on a hat for photos. Beautiful and creative designs.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

An interesting place, and our National Trust of Scotland cards got us in free. There's an amazing air conditioning system, which really works - must be one of the earliest systems in a house.

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Thank westerr0ss
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We did a tour of Ayers House which was great and included was a tour of the underground tunnel's which until we did this tour we knew nothing about them.& included was morning or afternoon tea.

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