Parramatta & District Historical Society

Hambledon Cottage, built in 1824, is set in some 2 acres of ground & is the second house built by John Macarthur on his Elizabeth Farm estate in Parramatta, NSW. This elegant cottage is built of sandstock brick in the Colonial Georgian style and boasts a veranda enclosed by French doors and a beautiful vaulted ceiling. It has been restored and is presented as a house museum in the domestic style of the 1820s-1850s period and contains many pieces of the era.

Collections

Hambledon Cottage, built over 180 years ago, is presented as a house museum in the domestic style of the 1820s-1850s period and contains many pieces of the era. Included in the collection is an 1836 John Broadwood square piano, the Rev. Samuel Marsden's desk (c1810) and an elegant c1840s four-poster bed.