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Ayers House Museum

288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8223 1234
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Ayers House Museum - Age of Elegance

Age of Elegance is an immersive fashion installation in one of Adelaide’s most beautiful heritage... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pranayuppala
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Sydney, Australia
A visit to the past

We came on time to visit this museum. It is named after Sir Henry Ayers, the owner of this house... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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288 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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+61 8 8223 1234
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Age of Elegance is an immersive fashion installation in one of Adelaide’s most beautiful heritage homes. Be swept into the spirit of Adelaide high society during the Victorian era. Acclaimed costumiers have created a unique experience with more than 40 authentic period costumes organised into...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came on time to visit this museum. It is named after Sir Henry Ayers, the owner of this house and a politician as well. This is a colonial home from the past. It was interesting to see how they lived in the past. We...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Check if there's a special exhibition on in this National Trust house - "The Art of Elegance" exhibition of Victorian costumes was a delight to visit (March-July 2018). The dresses and accessories were displayed beautifully, and Ayers House provided a well-fitting setting. I also immensely...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Currently costume display was fabulous- well set out with beautiful dresses and even an opportunity to try on some gowns . The house itself also beautiful

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

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
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

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
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

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
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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

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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.

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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
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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.

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