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Urrbrae House Historic Precinct

Please Note: Restoration building work is currently being undertaken at Urrbrae House. We are attempting to keep things "business as usual" but appreciate your understanding that we may need to close the house at relatively short notice. Please check our What's On? calendar or ring 83137497 to confirm opening times.

The Urrbrae House Historic Precinct is situated on the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide on land bequeathed by Peter Waite to the University in 1922, for use in part as an agricultural research and teaching facility and in part as an area for public recreation. 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
Email

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