Urrbrae House Historic Precinct
Planning a visit to Urrbrae House?
Please check our What's On? calendar or ring 83137497 to confirm opening times as occasionally Urrbrae House is used for special events during which time the house is not open to visitors.
The Urrbrae House Historic Precinct is situated on the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide on land bequeathed in 1914 by Peter Waite to the University, for use as an agricultural research and teaching facility, and to create a public park or garden. The land has remained unsubdivided since 1839. The Urrbrae House Historic Precinct has a commitment to community outreach and is an accredited museum with History SA.
The Urrbrae House Historic Precinct incorporates
One of South Australia's most significant heritage houses and the historic heart of the Waite Campus Learn More
The site of the first laboratory of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute where groundbreaking work was conducted in the 1920s and 1930s Learn More
The Battery House is believed to be the first purpose built domestic powerhouse in South Australia Learn More
Collections held within the Urrbrae House Historic Precinct include house furniture and artefacts, Peter Waite Library Books and the historic Waite Scientific Collection. Photographs and archival materials relating to the Waite Agricultural Research Institute are also held. Learn More