Government House Sydney
The office and residence of the Governor of New South Wales
About the building
Tucked away between the Sydney Opera House and the Conservatorium of Music is Sydney’s ‘castle by the harbour’ – Government House. The Gothic Revival building, complete with towers and castellations, is the official residence and office of the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC.
Originally designed in England by Edward Blore (architect to William IV and Queen Victoria), Government House was modified by Colonial Architect Mortimer Lewis to suit its Sydney location. It was constructed between 1836 and 1845, and later extended and refurbished to suit successive governors. Its grand historic interiors are replete with original hand-stencilled ceilings and a significant collection of decorative arts, furniture, portraits and gubernatorial memorabilia dating back to 1845.
Visitors can see the magnificent state rooms and enjoy the beautiful landscaped garden setting, with views over Farm Cove, the harbour and the Sydney Opera House.Built
Edward Blore, Mortimer Lewis
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