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Visit Urrbrae House - free tours in spring 2020 (limited numbers)

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Urrbrae House

Walter Young Avenue

Urrbrae, SA 5064

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See inside historic Urrbrae House (built 1891). Free admission is by small group (maximum of 6) tours only with Covid-19 social distancing.

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As we welcome the public to our historic house museum in spring 2020, we're doing things a little differently from last year as your safety is important to us. Admission to our historic house is via online bookings only and our guides will take visitors through the house in small groups (with a maximum of 6 persons per session). Visitors will be asked to:

a) maintain a social distance of 1.5 metres or more from other parties

b) use hand sanitizer on admission to the building and before using the heritage-listed Main Hall stairs

c) refrain from touching our heritage furniture and display items as these precious objects are not easy to clean and disinfect.

Please do not attend a tour if you are unwell, or are required to self-isolate / self-quarantine for 14 days according to South Australian Government health advice.

As numbers are very limited for these tours, please remember to cancel your Eventbrite booking if you find that you are unable to attend a tour that you have booked.

On this guided tour of Urrbrae House, you will hear about the life and times of Peter Waite, his wife Matilda and their family. You will also learn about how this stately home became part of a generous bequest to the University of Adelaide. Come and discover some of the unique features of the house. Did you know Urrbrae House was the first home in Adelaide to have electricity? The tour takes about 75 minutes. Then you may enjoy the gardens and adjacent Waite Arboretum at your leisure.  This tour is presented by University of Adelaide staff and volunteers. 

Urrbrae House is located on the land of the Kaurna people at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide at Urrbrae. Free parking is available in the Urrbrae House carpark on Walter Young Avenue, Urrbrae.

Due to the original construction of Urrbrae House as a family home, visitors using wheelchairs and other mobility devices such as walkers can access the top floor of the building only. This includes the following rooms: Main Hall, Drawing Room, Arboretum Exhibition Room, Dining Room, Peter Waite Exhibition Room and Servery. For those using wheelchairs and other mobility devices access to Urrbrae House is via the eastern glass door of the house. Accessible parking is available at the rear of Urrbrae House, enter the Waite Campus, off Gate 3 from Waite Road, Urrbrae.

Further visitor information can be found at:  https://www.adelaide.edu.au/waite-historic/about

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Urrbrae House

Walter Young Avenue

Urrbrae, SA 5064

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