Sunday 18 October 2015, 11.00am to 3.00pm


Government House Open Day is part of the 2015 Perth Heritage Days’ weekend program themed ‘People Who Shaped Perth’. Arranged in partnership with Heritage Perth, along with the support of The Government House Foundation, Open Day will celebrate a lineage that stretches back to the settlement of the colony in 1829.

Since opening its doors in 1863, the present Government House has been home to each Governor appointed to serve Western Australia.  ‘Tour Through Time’ with a self-guided tour of the House and discover many interesting facts about each of the State Governors who have helped shape Perth.

Marvel at the beauty of days gone by as you wander through the House and its magnificent surrounds. View the many interesting exhibitions on display throughout the Domain or simply delight in spending time with our furry and feathered friends from the Incredible Creatures Animal Farm.

Enjoy a dazzling performance of music at its best, featuring WAAPA’s new ‘Indian Ocean Ensemble’ performing alongside the WAAPA String Quartet, the 2015 Warana Prizewinner Noelle Zhao, Dame Mary Gilmore Award winner Kate Goyder, Defying Gravity percussion ensemble, and other leading performers from WAAPA’s acclaimed instrumental and vocal programme.

Book early for an escorted cellar tour (limited numbers apply – bookings via Heritage Perth). These cellars were an integral part of the House when it was completed in 1863, particularly before refrigeration, cool stores, and supermarkets! Capture your visit at the Official Vice Regal ‘Selfie Station’ and share your photos with family and friends #OpenDay2015.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase in the Supper Room, courtesy of The Rotary Club of Perth or enjoy a delicious sausage sizzle provided by Scouts WA.

Wheelchair access for disabled persons. For more information please contact Reception on (08) 9429 9199.

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