Set in a beautiful landscaped garden with views over farm cove and the harbour and an unusual perspective of the sydney opera house, visitors are warmly welcomed to view the state house of new south wales. In 1788, soon after a british settlement was established at sydney. Small groups meet the guide at the entrance to government house. Government house is the official residence and office of her excellency the honourable margaret beazley ao qc, 39th governor of new south wales and mr dennis wilson. Government house sydney is located inside the royal botanic gardens, sydney. See nearby listings and book your stay at one of hiltons 5,500 properties worldwide. Government house sydney sydney new south wales, australia. Government house sydney is a busy working house which is host to many viceregal and charitable events and royal visitors. Enjoy family activities at the annual government house open day, on australia day. You will find the moore steps to your right on the way which will lead to macquarie street. Welcome to the official facebook page for government house, u. Plans to replace it were first suggested in 1817, but the new government house was not completed until 1845. From there, it is about 10 minutes walk to the gate of the goverment house sydney.
It is considered a property of national and international significance as an archaeological resource. Lavishly illustrated with over 240 images, including new photography of the splendid state rooms and gracious gardens, this book is a fitting tribute to all those who have played a part in the history of government house, sydney. If taking public transport, get down at the circular quay station and turn towards sydney opera house. The nearest train station is at circular quay 10 minutes. The house of government is unlike any other book about the russian revolution and the soviet experiment. Visit the house, historic stables and enjoy a garden picnic. Search and compare 185 places to stay close to government house. As a consequence of the covid19 pandemic and in accordance with government advice, the house and gardens are closed to the public for the foreseeable. Functions at government house non vice regal functions school visit program syllabus links information directions stories virtual tour covid 19.
Government house sydney tickets, schedule, seating. The old government house is a heritagelisted former country residence used by ten early governors of new south wales between 1800 and 1847, located in parramatta park in parramatta, new south wales, in the greater metropolitan area of western sydney, new south wales, australia. Its in an artsy neighborhood well known for its restaurants and gardens. Sydney living museums has overseen a number of refurbishments to safeguard the history and. Call in advance if youd like to arrange an auslan interpreted tour. Group bookings are available for thursdays and fridays on 02 9228 4111. Online restaurant booking facility by lachlans old government house restaurant, parramatta, sydney. View the ground floor of the building, while listening to the history of the house. Friends of old government house sydney weekendnotes. Tickets for the timed guided tours are obtainable at the office on the drive. Just across the street is the botanical garden and the pavement leading towards government house.
The house of government is packed with a fascinating. Government house macquarie street sydney, nsw 2000 t. One of the finest examples of gothic revival architecture in sydney, complete with towers and castellation, government house sydney is the. With its gothic revival architecture and many turrets, it is more like a small castle than a house.
Built on a prominent rise overlooking sydney cove, first government house served as the official residence and administrative office for the first nine governors of new south wales. Recently they moved their headquarters and converted this place to a museum. Government house saskatchewan, regina, saskatchewan. It is one of the 20th centurys most famous and distinctive buildings. Lavishly illustrated with over 240 images, including new photography of the splendid state rooms and gracious gardens, this book is a fitting tribute to all those who have played a part in the. The sydney opera house is a multivenue performing arts centre at sydney harbour in sydney, new south wales, australia. Do you want to know the entry ticket price for government house. The first government house was not a simple singular structure but a complex with a yard, outbuildings, guardhouse, garden and greater domain. Book a great hotel near government house with our price guarantee. Government house, sydney sydney, australia landmark. One of the finest examples of gothic revival architecture in sydney, government house sydney is the official residence of her excellency the honourabl. In this lushly written historical novel, lillia and her father and sister flee warsaw during the holocaust and take refuge in shanghai. The nearest gates to government house are located on macquarie street to the left of the sydney conservatorium of music. Government house is the name of many of the residences of governorsgeneral, governors and lieutenantgovernors in the commonwealth and the remaining colonies of the british empire.
With less than 10% of the national trusts collective total operational revenue coming from the government. A saga of the russian revolution slezkine, yuri on. The nearest gates to government house sydney are located on macquarie street to the left of the sydney conservatorium of music. From there it is a short walk to the main gate to government house. Government house is located in sydney alongside the royal botanic gardens, overlooking sydney. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the dates you. Find government house venue concert and event schedules, venue information, directions, and seating charts. Uncover the stories, history and magic of the sydney opera house with an incredible guided tour, taking you underneath the worldfamous sails. Lavishly illustrated with over 240 images, including new photography of the splendid state rooms and gracious gardens, this book is a fitting tribute to all those who have played a.
If you are in a group we advise that you book at tour. The rich design history of government house in sydney its architecture, interiors, gardens and collections is unravelled in this book, which is the result of more than fourteen years of curatorial research. The sydney opera house is one of the worlds most recognisable landmarks and this is your chance to truly get. Find hotels near government house sydney, au online.
Government house in sydney is a beautiful stately building surrounded by just over 12 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds adjoining the royal botanic gardens. Government house is situated in the domain and alongside the royal botanic garden, sydney harbour and sydney opera house. Government house in sydney is open to the public three days a week. A visit to the government house is like watching the history unfold from behind a one way mirror.
Go to the main gate at 10am to book tickets for the tour. But less than 60 years after governor phillip ordered its construction, the future of the significant sandstone and brick structure was in jeopardy. In the case of the unesco world heritagelisted site in parramatta park, the friends of old government house ogh and experimental farm cottage, was formed as a volunteer fundraising body to help maintain the house and its collection. Old government house is one of those 11 sites find out more about the others at. The queens representatives stay and work in the government house. Her excellency is the 28th governor to occupy this government house and has held the position since 2 may 2019. Written in the tradition of tolstoys war and peace, grossmans life and fate, and solzhenitsyns the gulag archipelago, yuri slezkines gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an enormous moscow apartment building where top communist officials and. Brief reference to governor phillips treatment of the aborigines, in particular arabanoo and bennelong. This is the current government house located above the opera house in the botanical gardens precinct. Government house sydney sydney, australia official. The house is sited in an important historic garden overlooking sydney harbour. It sits just behind the sydney opera house overlooking farm cove on sydney harbour. Online restaurant booking sydney old governmnt house. It was not wellbuilt however, and required frequent repairs.
Government house, with its setting on sydney harbour, has a garden area of five hectares twelve acres and is located south of the sydney opera house, overlooking farm cove. The house of government is packed with a fascinating tangle of true, uniquely russian stories the books title is an actual place. Government house is located in sydney central business district. It generally serves as an official residence and a venue for the governors official business, as well as for the various receptions and functions hosted by the office. A quick guide to government house sydney lake diary. You will need photo identification and they will copy that.
It is arguably situated at one of the most beautiful vantage points of anywhere in the world in a pocket of harbourside land that hosts a. Viewing of the house is by guided tour only, with tours on the hour and half hour. Government house sydney by ann toy and robert griffin. It was a home, an office and a venue for public and private entertaining, but also a symbol of british authority, with all that. Find a tour of government house and its extensive gardens, or come along to an open day. Book table online at lachlans old government house.
It is an absolute delight and fantastic place to understand how sydney was governed. Government house in sydney is open to the public three days a week, fri sun and tours are free. Sitting on a spectacular harbourside promontory, the 170yearold house was built as a gothic monument to the power of the. A twostorey brick house, government house was the most impressive building in the early colony. Government house sydney is located inside royal botanic gardens. The government house is the heritagelisted viceregal residence of the governor of new. It was designed in a romantic gothic revival style castellated, crenellated, turreted and is decorated with oil portraits and the coats of arms of its successive. Government house us virgin islands, charlotte amalie. The 10 best hotels near government house sydney in sydney.128 167 1149 748 1448 1556 1346 1100 1341 599 52 17 403 175 956 312 1598 472 1594 977 1528 1598 923 1329 784 1177 297 694 694 954 85 96 691 735 1251 1317 570 309 1013 1181 408 975 1072 1120 491 1318 16 453 1245