RAHS Walking Tour – Gladesville Hospital – One Ticket Left


Saturday, 27 July 2019 | 1.45pm for 2pm – 4pm

Gladesville Hospital, Victoria Road, Gladesville NSW 2111

Walk through the grounds of Gladesville Hospital and its surrounds to see the gardens planted to calm troubled minds and elegant 19th-century buildings. The Gladesville Mental Hospital, originally known as the Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum, was a psychiatric hospital established in 1838 in the suburb of Gladesville. It was Sydney’s first purpose-built asylum, and was officially closed in 1993, with in-patient services ceasing in 1997. A number of the hospital’s buildings and structures are heritage-listed.

Some of the buildings which will be viewed on the tour include the Medical Superintendent’s House (1878), the original buildings designed by Mortimer Lewis (1835-45), and later buildings designed by James Barnet (1876-78).

To book the last ticket, call (02) 9247 8001

[Image: Gladesville Hospital’s Mortimer Lewis Building. Image courtesy of Jennifer Farrer]

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