Dining Room with staircase. Table has display of vases from Miss Porter's House collection.

Miss Porter's House Museum, National Trust

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Newcastle West, New South Wales

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434 King Street,
Newcastle West,
New South Wales

Miss Porter's House Museum is a Newcastle treasure. Take a step back into history in the heart of the city. Visitors of all ages can explore Porter family stories and discover the secrets of an Edwardian home. You can chat with friendly, knowledgeable guides or take a self-directed tour. Enjoy the Porters' stencilled ceilings, period garden, historic fernery, furniture, handcraft and a century of household items. Visitors have described the museum as one of Newcastle's little jewels and a wonderful social history resource. Built by Herbert Porter in 1909, the family lived in their terrace home until 1997. It was then bequeathed to the National Trust and survives with its contents intact as a living snapshot of life in twentieth century Newcastle. Explore on an Open Day, book a special school or group tour or take a guided walk around the Porters' neighbourhood. For that special friend or colleague why not truly savour the Edwardian ambience and indulge in a morning or afternoon tea and tour. Newcastle is a stunning coastal city. Make Miss Porter's House Museum part of your visit while enjoying breathtaking beaches, a working harbour plus cultural, culinary and architectural delights. ...

Entry Cost

$0 to $25

Adults AUD10, Concessions AUD8, Family AUD25, National Trust members and children under five free. Groups, Tea and Tour, Walks and Special Events, please enquire.

Product Types

  • Galleries, Museums and Collections


  • National Trust

Facilities found here

  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet

Accessibility Information

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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Sideboard with silver tea set
Early twentieth century cameras from the Miss Porter's House collection.
Young child listens while guide shows embroidery and silver and glass condiment containers.
Young visitor uses washboard and soap to discover how to do the washing before washing machines
Florence Porter's  dressing table with crystal cosmetic set. Suite purchased by Herbert Porter 1909
Three children watering and sweeping in the museum garden
Two young children using hand food beaters in museum kitchen
Three children in museum kitchen using SAD (flat) irons.
Museum objects: crochet, baskets, show certificates being displayed by volunteer guide.