Built by the Porters in 1909, the family lived in this freestanding Edwardian terrace until 1997, when they left it to the National Trust with all its contents intact. It is now a living snapshot of the pre-1950s life in Newcastle.
The house, grounds, interiors, and contents are all intact and the property was continuously occupied by the Porter family for over ninety years.
Miss Porter’s House is a living home, offering you a rare and privileged visit into other lives and times. Today’s visitors experience the early to mid-twentieth century inner-city life in Newcastle. The house is filled with 1909-1940 furnishings and personal items which tell the story of the family over more than a century.
Visitors to this freestanding Edwardian House Museum can view:
• 100 years of collectibles
• 1909-1940 furnishings
• Unique stenciled ceilings
• Collections of fabrics, clothing, and craft materials
• The historic fernery and the intimate period garden
Miss Porter’s House
434 King Street Newcastle West 2302 NSW
Open 1pm to 4pm second Sunday of each month from February to December and Australia Day. School, Tour or Community Groups any day/time by appointment.
Ph 02 4927 0202
Entry Fees: National Trust members (and children under 5 yrs) – Free
Adults $10.00, Concession $8.00, Family $25
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