Experiment Farm Cottage

Experiment Farm Cottage

Experiment Farm Cottage stands on the Colony's first land grant, Governor Phillip's reward to convict farmer James Ruse in 1791 for his successful farming experiment on this site. Colonial Surgeon John Harris bought Ruse's land in 1793 and built the existing Cottage in 1834. It is furnished to reflect the times and taste of Dr Harris. The cellar houses a permanent exhibition on the life of James Ruse.

Address: 
9 Ruse Street, Harris Park, NSW
Tel: 
0296355655
Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday 10.30am - 3.30pm, Suday and Public Holidays 10.00am - 4.00pm
Admission: 
Adults $5.50, Children/Concession $4, Family $14. Joint tickets for Old Government House are also avaliable. See the website for details.
Facilities: 
Guided tours, education program, shop, wheelchair access, toilets
Collection: 
Approx 500 items of furniture and artefacts
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Items

Longcase clock

Creator:
T. Keightley, Sydney
Description:
Cedar longcase clock with silvered brass.
Date:
circa 1820
Item Id Number:
2161

Commode chest

Creator:
H.T. Jones, cabinet maker, Parramatta
Description:
Cedar chest with ceramic pot.
Date:
circa 1880
Item Id Number:
2100

Four poster bedstead

Creator:
J. Sly
Description:
Cedar 4 poster bedstead with barley twist design.
Date:
1840-1865
Item Id Number:
2136

Secretaire desk

Description:
Cedar colonial secretaire desk.
Date:
circa 1845
Item Id Number:
2200

Medicine box

Description:
Medicine box and contents, untreated timber, carry handles, containing medicine, bottles.
Item Id Number:
2535