Plan your visit

Opening hours

Museum

Thursday to Sunday

10am–4pm

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Gardens

Open daily, 24 hours

Restaurant: Estate Vaucluse House

Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 11.30am–3pm

High tea: Wednesday to Friday 11.30am–3pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am–3pm
Restaurant closes 4pm

Christmas trading: closed 21 December to 4 January 2023

Bookings are essential. Please check the Estate Vaucluse House website for details, availability and up-to-date opening hours.

Entry fees

Free

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To manage capacity and safety within the museum, please pre-book tickets online before you visit.

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Things to remember

In the gardens
  • Wear enclosed shoes if you’re keen on exploring the gardens and grounds to their full extent.
  • Bring a hat and sunscreen as it’s easy to spend many hours in the gardens – and bring a picnic to enjoy.
Inside the house
  • All umbrellas and bags over handbag size must be cloaked.
  • Strollers are not allowed in the main house, but can be left at reception.
  • Professional camera equipment, including tripods, lighting etc, must be left at reception unless you have organised permission beforehand.
  • Hand sanitiser is available for the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, members, staff and volunteers.
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Angled shot of The Mint verandah showing the Bullion Store-branded A-frame and window apron signage while customers sit at the tables.

Eat & drink

Our distinctive collection of outstanding properties offers the perfect combination of dining, ambience, culture and history

A family sitting in chairs on the verandah at Elizabeth Farm

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