Vaucluse House

Forage to Feast with Diego Bonetto and Marnee Fox, edible weeds basket
19 March, 10am
Tour

Forage to feast at Vaucluse House

Join us for a seasonal, edible adventure with renowned forager and environmental educator Diego Bonetto and stylist and weed convert Marnee Fox

Plant Your History

Sumptuous Cape Bulbs light up late summer gardens

Belladonna Lilies and Crinum Lilies are tough bulbs that never say die and can survive years of neglect

Mausoleum, Vaucluse House
16 February 2023
Tour

Members tour: Wentworth Mausoleum at Vaucluse House

Join us for a Members only walking tour to the rarely opened Wentworth Mausoleum and learn about William Charles Wentworth’s extravagant 1873

Photo of the Wentworth mausoleum with tabled light coming through the trees

Wentworth Mausoleum perimeter fence conservation

MHNSW is undertaking the first comprehensive conservation works to the fence surrounding the 1870s resting place of William Charles Wentworth

image of painting showing a dramatic panoramic view of harbour surrounded by natural bushland with Vaucluse estate in the foreground.

Not a lovelier site

‘There is not a lovelier site in the known world’, wrote the Sydney-born barrister and novelist John Lang about the Wentworth family’s estate of Vaucluse

Arm extended with hand holding red spiky flower head.
Plant Your History

Queen of the Night

The Queen of the Night is an epiphytic spineless cactus that originates from the rainforests of Central America.

Child placing skittles on a flat surface on lawn in garden setting.
Onsite

Child's play

Students learn about what it was like to live at Vaucluse House for the wealthy family of William Charles and Sarah Wentworth, with their ten children and many servants

Silver stylised horse drawing a chariot.

From the collection: staff favourites

We invite staff to write about their favourite object from our collections