Government House

sights / Architecture

Government House information

Location
Sydney , Australia
Address
Macquarie St
Telephone
+61 2 2 9931 5222
Getting there
Train: Circular Quay
More information
www.hht.net.au
Opening hours
grounds 10am-4pm, tours 10.30am-3pm Fri-Sun
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Encased in English-style grounds within the Royal Botanic Gardens , this Gothic sandstone mansion served as the home of NSW's governors from 1846 to 1996. The governor, who now resides in Admiralty House , still uses it for weekly meetings and hosting visiting heads of state and royalty. Unless there’s a bigwig in town, you can tour through the fussy furnishings – look for paintings by Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Russell Drysdale. Disabled access is OK, but it’s best to call in advance.