Members tour: Wentworth Mausoleum at Vaucluse House

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

Your tour will start in the grand drawing room at Vaucluse House and journey to the rarely opened Wentworth Mausoleum – the final resting place of William Charles Wentworth. Hear stories and listen to commentary from the colonial newspapers about the details of this great event.

William Charles Wentworth was a talented and outspoken lawyer and politician. Although himself ‘a man of immoral life and lowest origins’, he was part of a new generation of Australian-born colonists determined to break down the social and civil barriers that divided free settlers from the convict-stained. He campaigned strongly and relentlessly for civil rights, particularly representative government and the right to trial by jury. Led by an expert Visitor Interpretation Officer, find out more about his life in this fascinating tour.

This is an outdoor event and will proceed in wet weather, except in extreme conditions. Please dress appropriately. As this event is a walking tour, a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Wentworth Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030. Phone +61 2 9388 7922

Vaucluse House

Wentworth Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030. Phone +61 2 9388 7922
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Plan your visit

  • Thursday 16 February 2:00PM – 3:30PM

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