Elizabeth Farm reopens

By Discover Parramatta

Elizabeth Farm has re-opened to welcome visitors four days a week from Wednesday’s to Saturday’s with new digital content available on-site to enrich the visitor’s experience with a direct relevance to the people that lived there in times gone by.  

Elizabeth Farm was the residence of wool pioneer John Macarthur and his family from 1793.A new display is at Elizabeth Farm explores the impact of John Macarthur’s declining mental health, ultimately leading to his committal for lunacy.

Changes have been made to how visitors interact with Elizabeth Farm with the hands-on interactive elements of a usual visit to Elizabeth Farm paused to become a ‘hands-off’ and ‘no touch’ museum. 

They are currently not offering guide tours and The Tearooms remain closed at this point in time.

Nevertheless, the fires are lit in the Drawing Room, there is cooking happening out in the Colonial Kitchen and the Dining Table has been set in all of its glory. 

The new digital content, produced in collaboration with the State Archives and Records Authority (SARA), is available on i-Pads that visitors have enjoyed taking up as they roam the house and property freely and can still interact with staff and volunteers.