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Urrbrae House School Holidays Free Guided Tour

Date/Time: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 - Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Location: Urrbrae House, Waite Campus

Cost: Free - bookings essential

More information: Visit website

Come along for a free guided tour of Urrbrae House, built in 1891 and the first home in South Australia lit by electricity. Hear about the life and times of Scottish migrants, Peter and Matilda Waite. See inside our Victorian schoolroom and younger visitors can try their hand at writing with a nib pen and ink. The tour takes about 75 minutes. Then you can explore the Urrbrae House gardens and adjacent Waite Arboretum at your leisure. This tour is presented by University of Adelaide staff and volunteers.

This tour is offered on Tuesday and Thursday at 11am (except public holidays) during the April, July and October school holidays in South Australia. Please note it is not possible to admit late comers after 11.10am.

Urrbrae House is located on 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, Servery and Butler's Pantry.

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.


Contact: Amanda Jackson, Email:, Website:, Coordinator Urrbrae House, Business: 08 8313 7497