We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ayers House Museum

288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8223 1234
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Unexpected delight

I stumbled upon this museum on my walk to the botanic garden. The outfits in the "Age of Elegance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily C
,
Oakland, California
Fascinating Snapshot of Victorian Adelaide

The display "Age of Elegance" was a trulu fascinating insight into the lives of Victorian society... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Murray L
,
Christchurch, New Zealand
Read all 189 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“national trust” (12 reviews)
“guided tour” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 8 8223 1234
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Adelaide
from US$222.30
More Info
from US$131.40
More Info
from US$111.90
More Info
from US$53.30
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (189)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"national trust"
in 12 reviews
"guided tour"
in 14 reviews
"interesting house"
in 5 reviews
"costume exhibition"
in 4 reviews
"fascinating insight"
in 3 reviews
"lived years ago"
in 2 reviews
"colonial mansion"
in 2 reviews
"role play"
in 2 reviews
"interesting rooms"
in 2 reviews
"devonshire tea"
in 2 reviews
"early history"
in 3 reviews
"early days"
in 5 reviews
"admission fee"
in 2 reviews
"great couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"ayers rock"
in 2 reviews
"north terrace"
in 12 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled upon this museum on my walk to the botanic garden. The outfits in the "Age of Elegance" exhibition were amazing and beautiful and I liked how I could wander through the house on my own. The volunteers were always on hand to answer...More

Thank Emily C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The display "Age of Elegance" was a trulu fascinating insight into the lives of Victorian society in South Australia. The displays were beautifully presented with original gowns and artifacts displayed in an authentic manner. Beautiful music helped to enhance the atmosphere and the helpful volunteers...More

Thank Murray L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This magnificent National Trust building is well worth a visit at any time, and especially now with the "Age of Elegance" exhibition of gorgeous ball dresses etc from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Beautifully curated and presented, this exhibition, inside one of Adelaide's most...More

Thank Gregory D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We learnt about this exhibition by talking to a lady on a bus! Fashions are from late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Upstairs along a corridor you will see needle work done by 11year girls dating back to 1744! Opened Tuesday till Sunday. Finishes 29th July...More

Thank Breta C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Attended a function at Ayers House and was impressed by teh building and grounds could be retained in the middel of a modern city. Felt like you were on an estate miles out of town.

Thank Iamadad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I have seen some wonderful exhibitions of costumes on display in Ayers house and highly recommend a visit when one of the displays are taking place. It is a glorious old house and well worth a visit.

Thank Betty-ann H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ayershouse, Public Relations Manager at Ayers House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for the kind words Betty, we're so glad you've enjoyed our recent exhibitions.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great look at local history, very interesting rooms to see and learn about . Would be great for school groups

Thank 7Amanda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We came upon this National Trust property by chance. It was such a lovely visit, not very big but so interesting to see a totally Victorian house ,beautiful painted ceilings and dadoes, furniture and mementoes.

1  Thank NottinghamJeF55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This house was built in the 1860’s and had a few owners and purposes before being put into a museum. It is a fairly large house with many interesting rooms which showcase the period with time period furniture and artifacts. The summer room was very...More

1  Thank Smoltman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ayershouse, Public Relations Manager at Ayers House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your review, January is certainly the best time to visit the Summer Sitting Room and escape that Australian sun!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 December 2017

A wonderfully preserved house of former times. It depicts what life must have been like in those days. As an example look at the dress in those days compared to the more relaxed style of today. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Personally I...More

2  Thank Albert S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 55 hotels in Adelaide
East End Astoria
2 reviews
.16 km away
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
2,349 reviews
.21 km away
Mantra on Frome
1,167 reviews
.31 km away
Pullman Adelaide
1,894 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Orana
408 reviews
.11 km away
Eros Kafe
280 reviews
.09 km away
The Howling Owl
56 reviews
.04 km away
Rundle Spices
130 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Art Gallery of South Australia
1,467 reviews
.51 km away
Adelaide Arcade
338 reviews
.53 km away
National Wine Centre of Australia
426 reviews
.50 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ayers House Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;