Werribee Park Mansion


Werribee Park Mansion

Werribee Park

Visit Werribee Park Mansion and discover the story of an Australian pastoral empire. Construction of the large basalt and sandstone mansion was completed in 1877 for the Chirnside family who were originally from Scotland, and made their fortune from wool across the Western District of Victoria.

Werribee Park Mansion is one of the largest and most opulent properties in Victoria. With 60 rooms across several wings, the mansion is in a Renaissance Revival style, with a symmetrical two storey central block, dominant tower, and a ground level arcade on three sides of the block.

The fine interior includes some original furniture set within a richly decorated entry hall containing a Minton encaustic tiled floor, niches, Corinthian pilasters, and free-standing columns leading to a grand staircase. The main reception rooms, library and dining room are all classically ornamented.

Despite the grandeur, expense, and status of the mansion, it remains a mystery as to who the designing architect was.

The mansion was converted into a seminary in the 1920s, and the entire estate was then purchased by the State Government in 1977.

You might recognise the striking exterior and opulent interiors of the Mansion as it has featured as a backdrop in some of Australia’s favourite film productions and television shows including Miss Fisher, Winchester, and Neighbours.

Hours of operation

Low season (2 April 2023 - 1 October 2023)

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm (last entry 3.30 pm)
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)

High season (2 October 2022 - 7 April 2024)

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)

Entry fees

Werribee Park Mansion - General Admission

  • Adult $11.50
  • Concession $8.30
  • Child (4-15 years) $8.30
  • Child (0-4 years) Free of charge
  • Family (incl 2 adults & 2 children) $36.30
  • Extra Family Child (4-15 years) $5.30

Entry to Werribee Park Gardens and Victoria State Rose Garden is free.

A tour guide in period costume talks to a family standing on the steps of the grand staircase at Werribee Mansion.

Chinese speaking tours

Our Chinese-speaking tour guides will take you on a journey through time, delving into every corner of this magnificent building.

How to get there

Werribee Park Mansion

Need to know

Werribee Park Mansion

Step back in time to be educated and immerse yourself in the Victorian-era way of life. Explore aspects of daily life in the 19th century, understanding gender roles, expectations and limitations through interactive play. Historical perspective of education, daily life and a structured, regimented Victorian class system.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Werribee Regional Park - No vehicle access & pedestrian bridge closed

    The pedestrian bridge over Werribee River, which connects Werribee Park to Werribee Regional Park is closed.

    Flooding has caused significant damage to the footing of the bridge, and it is not safe to use. The work requires careful planning and design, with many site and environmental factors to be considered, to minimise impact on flora and fauna. Works are expected to take place in mid 2025.

    Werribee Mansion and Victoria State Rose Garden remain open. Access via gate 2, off K Road, Werribee South

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