Have you heard about our Mother’s Day Silent Auction?

Thanks to the generosity and creativeness of our supporters and volunteers, we have two beautiful pieces that we are auctioning for our Mother’s Day Silent Auction!

We have one throw of many colours, covered in tassels – such intricate work! The latest bid for this item is $100.

Our second item is a crocheted throw with matching cushion, covered with roses – how gorgeous! The latest bid for this item is $50.

What better way to keep warm on these cold nights than with one of these fantastic throws!

Come along on Mother’s Day to make a bid on these gorgeous pieces, and enjoy a Devonshire Tea at the tables on the grassed area in front of the verandah, overlooking the beautiful bay. The auction runs until our closing time on Mother’s Day. All funds raised contribute to the ongoing maintenance and restoration of Historic Ormiston House.

For any queries, feel free to call 0457 675 137 or email administrator@ormistonhouse.org.au!

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Historic Ormiston House 2018 Lecture

Isn’t it amazing that Australia’s commercial sugar industry started here at Ormiston? This property is both beautiful and significant! Why not come along to our Resident Historian’s 2018 lecture and discover how Australia’s commercial sugar industry was started on the property? It’s sure to be a fascinating talk and we’d love love to see you there!

No need to worry if you missed last year’s sugar lecture by Dr Robbie Mason, as Jessica’s lecture will be discussing a different aspect of the sugar industry at Ormiston. You can even accompany Jessica to see an original sugar pan that was used on the property when the commercial sugar industry was established!

Tickets are only $15 and include a Devonshire Tea on the verandah of Historic Ormiston House, entrance into the grounds and a complimentary viewing of the House. The lecture will be held on Sunday 22 April at 10.30 am. Bookings are required for catering purposes – please email us (administrator@ormistonhouse.org.au) or call 0457 675 137!

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Easter Closure

Historic Ormiston House will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday (1 April, 2018). We look forward to welcoming our Sunday afternoon guests again from 12 noon to 4.00 pm on Sunday 8 April, 2018. Wishing all our guests, supporters and volunteers a happy Easter.


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Craft Expo – What an Exciting Day!

What a spectacular day at Historic Ormiston House! Grey clouds didn’t dampen the spirits of the guests and the crafters, who all had a wonderful time!

So much hard work had gone into all the craft items, it was impossible to decide which ones to take home! Over 300 people came through the gates of Ormiston House today, making this one of our busiest days of the year so far.
In addition to the wonderful presenters from the Expo, we had a fascinating display from Redlands Spinners and Weavers, and demonstrations by our own crafty volunteer, Lois. We even had a beautiful raffle prize, designed by Helen, one of our volunteers, which was won by Maureen. We hope you enjoy your raffle prize Maureen!
We can’t wait to see what else 2018 has in store for Historic Ormiston House and our visitors!
Thank you to all the crafters who presented today! We hope to welcome you back to Historic Ormiston House again soon!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make today possible – setting up, packing away, serving guests and being on duty today. Thank you also to Wendy Boglary for putting out the call to the community to come and help pack away the marquees, and thank you to those who answered that call with true Redlands spirit! We couldn’t have done it without all of you!

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We’re on Instagram!

Historic Ormiston House is now on Instagram! Check out our page and share your favourite photos of the beautiful house and grounds with us. Don’t forget to follow our Instagram page for the latest pics from Historic Ormiston House!




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Craft Expo at Historic Ormiston House

Have you heard about the fantastic Craft Expo coming to Historic Ormiston House? It is sure to be a wonderful afternoon!

Some amazing displays and stalls are coming to the Expo! Come along to see and purchase some patchwork cushions, appliqué work, woodwork, hand painted signs, bears, lavender, handbags, baby knitting and rugs, roses, paintings, flower dolls, small, children’s clothes, stained glass, primitive genre, knitted toys, lace decorated dresses, bunting, beautiful cards, aprons, small hand painted furniture pieces and more!

Call 0457 675 137 or email administrator@ormistonhouse.org.au if you have any queries or click here for more information!

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Christmas Gifts for the History Buff and Heritage Lover

Are you looking for that extra little something for the history buff or heritage lover in your family this Christmas? Then look no further than the gift and souvenir range at Ormiston House!

Browse the range here, and pop in one Sunday to make your purchase. Can’t make it to Ormiston House? We will happily post purchases to you – just contact us with your enquiry. Please note: postage charges apply. Contact us for a quote.


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Christmas Closures

All the volunteers at Historic Ormiston House have had a wonderful year welcoming our visitors and guests to the property. We hope you have all had a lovely time, however, our Christmas Closure is drawing near!

Historic Ormiston House will be closed from Monday 11 December 2017 and will re-open on Sunday 28 January 2018.

We have lots of exciting plans in for 2018 in the works! Stay tuned to hear all the news!




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Celebrations at Ormiston House!

Last weekend we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the formation of the restoration committee at Ormiston House. In addition to the 50th anniversary of the formation of the committee, we also celebrated all those who started restoring the House before the committee was officially formed.

To mark the occasion, we invited as many former committee members as possible to a celebration held on the Ormiston House verandah. Guests enjoyed a beautiful High Tea, catered by the wonderful Steve from Zyka’s Kitchen. Guests were entertained by John Ellis and George Williamson, violinist Camille Barry, bass baritone Andrew Collis, and soprano Ashleigh Denning. What beautiful music!

Our Honorary Administrator, Duchesne Barry, and Resident Historian, Jessica Stroja, spoke about the importance of the day and acknowledged the many years of work that have allowed Ormiston House to be opened to the public.

Each committee member was also presented with a souvenir book that chronicled the restoration of the House. This limited edition booklet includes beautiful photographs from the House’s history, right up to the present day. Our Resident Historian compiled this beautiful record of the restoration to date, and we would like to thank our local Harvey Norman Store (Cleveland) who very generously sponsored the printing of the souvenir booklet.

This marks only the beginning of the Ormiston House journey! We look forward to many more years of wonderful history, friendships and community, all thanks to our wonderful, dedicated volunteers!

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Have You Seen Our Loyalty Cards?

From Sunday 18 June, every guest who comes through the gate on a Sunday at Historic Ormiston House will be given a loyalty card. Show your loyalty card each time you come to Ormiston House, and every third time you visit us, your entry will be free!

We can’t wait to start giving out loyalty cards tomorrow morning! This is just one way we can say ‘thank you’ for supporting Ormiston House! If you have any queries, please feel free to ask any of our volunteers, call 0457 675 137 or email administrator@ormistonhouse.org.au

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