Taylor's Cottage

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Take some time to visit historic Guildford, a National Trust town., and come on a guided tour of the Heritage Precinct. We are located in the heart of Guildford opposite Stirling Square.

In 2016, the Colonial Gaol underwent a substantial renovation to improve drainage and repair inner walls.  This maintenance was carried out courtesy of the City of Swan.  Visitors are able to appreciate this wonderful colonial building, see how it was used, and learn about law and order in the early days of settlement.

Taylor’s Cottage, a settlers home dating from the 1860s is located nearby.  This workman’s cottage was the home of ex-convict Edward Taylor and his extensive family in the 1880s.   Hear about the Taylor family, and observe how their lives revolved around the fireplace and the dining table, with limited sleeping space for parents and children.

Visitors then view an early 20th Century wash house, to marvel at how labour intensive wash day was for housewives from the 1900’s, through to the 1950’s.

Tours are conducted each Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 2pm.  The last tour commences at 1.30pm.

School and group tours can be conducted outside these times, at discounted rates.  talk to us about your tour requirements.

Email: sghistsoc@bigpond.com

Phone:  9379 1829

We look forward to welcoming you!