Take a step back in time on Australia Day
Community members are encouraged to take a step back in time and learn about history by visiting one of NSW’s oldest medical and nursing museums in Parramatta – Brislington House, corner George and Marden Streets, Parramatta.
Brislington was built and constructed in 1821 for ex-convict John Hodges as a condition of his application to Governor Macquarie for a Liquor License, using money won in a card game at the nearby Woolpack Inn.
Brislington is open on Australia Day from 9.30am – 4pm. A gold coin donation is appreciated.
Private groups are welcome by appointment.
Visitors are welcome to view photographs, memorabilia of Parramatta medical and nursing staff dating back to 1880s as well as books, surgical and nursing equipment used in the eighteenth century.
Combine your visit with other historic attractions and eateries in Parramatta.
The volunteers of Brislington House are nominated for a Volunteers Award at Parramatta’s Old Government House which will be announced on Australia Day.
For further information, call 4751 4360 or visit: www.discoverparramatta.com/places/heritage_and_historic_sites/brislington_medical_and_nursing_museum