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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

Urrbrae House


One of South Australia's most significant heritage houses and the historic heart of the Waite Campus Learn More

Urrbrae House Gardens


Urrbrae House Gardens, incorporating specially commisioned sculptures, the 20th Century Rose Garden and Labyrinth Learn More

Coach House


The site of the first laboratory of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute where groundbreaking work was conducted in the 1920s and 1930s Learn More

Peter Waite's Garage


The garage is one of the oldest purpose built garages in South Australia Learn More

Battery House


The Battery House is believed to be the first purpose built domestic powerhouse in South Australia Learn More

Collections


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

Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

Amanda Jackson
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7497
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 0764
Email

Waite Arboretum & Urrbrae House Gardens

Dr Jennifer Gardner
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 6826
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Waite Conservation Reserve

Dr Jennifer Gardner
Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 6826
Email

Postal Address

Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5064
AUSTRALIA