january, 2024

26jan1:00 pm4:00 pmMiss Porter's House Museum Open Day Australia Day1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Miss Porter's House Museum, 434 King Street Newcastle West 2304

Event Details

Miss Porter’s House Museum, 434 King Street, Newcastle West
Friday 26th January 1pm – 4pm
Adults $12, Concessions $10, Family $34, NT members and children under 5 free
Enquiries 4927 0202
MADE IN AUSTRALIA: Australia Day at Miss Porter’s House
Celebrate Australia Day 2024 by visiting a heritage property. Miss Porter’s House Museum will open on Friday January 26th 1pm – 4pm.
See the home created by the Australian born children of nineteenth century migrants. Newcastle boy Herbert Porter and his wife Florence raised a family in Newcastle West. Their freestanding Edwardian home is now a National Trust museum containing a century of household memorabilia including many which reflect their interest in the local area and all things Australian.
Florence and her daughters Ella and Hazel were excellent craftswomen. Their crochet, embroidery and stencil work included many native motifs while images of kookaburras, kangaroos and wattle adorn commercial brooches, matchboxes, and tea towels. They also collected news clippings, photographs and postcards illustrating local events.
Spend the day reliving early twentieth century Australia and marvel at the many locally manufactured items of yesteryear.

Time

(Friday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Miss Porter's House Museum

434 King Street Newcastle West 2304

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