Elizabeth Bay House

Grade 2 Grade 2

Sydney, NSW
1.0 km (0.5 hrs )

In 1835 colonial secretary Alexander Macleay set about building the ultimate trophy house on his grant of land above Elizabeth Bay with majestic views across Sydney harbour and beyond. The house was described as the finest in the colony and is now preserved as a museum, with period pieces from the time of occupation by Alexander Macleay and his family from 1839 - 1845.

The historic house is managed by the Museums of History NSW and entry was free at the time of my visit. It was fascinating to explore the house and see what life was like back in the early days of the NSW colony. I spent a very enjoyable 40 minutes here.

The Saloon, Elizabeth Bay House