Experiment Farm Cottage

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Experiment Farm Cottage information

Location
Sydney , Australia
Address
9 Ruse St
Telephone
+61 2 9635 5655
More information
www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au
Prices
adult/child $6/5
Opening hours
10.30am-3.30pm Wed-Sun
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An 1835 colonial bungalow, Experiment Farm Cottage was built by Governor Phillip in 1791 for emancipist farmer James Ruse as an experiment to see how long it would take him to wean himself from government supplies. Ruse subsequently became Australia’s first private farmer; his life is depicted in the musty cellar museum.