Open Day – Sunday, 11th February 2018

On Sunday 11th February Miss Porter’s House will display everyday objects owned and used by Herbert and Florence Porter and their daughters Ella and Hazel across nine decades of the twentieth century.

Admission: $8 adults, $6 pensioners and children five years and over.


Australia Day – Friday, 26th January 2018

Celebrate Australia Day at Miss Porter’s House by perusing a century’s worth of Aussie household objects, including kitchenware, clothes and furniture.  The theme will be Australian motifs in needlework, crockery, pottery, postcards and souvenirs.

Admission: $8 adults, $6 pensioners and children five years and over.




Miss Porter’s House Open Day – 10th December 2017

It’s Christmas time at Miss Porter’s House. We will have on display Christmas decorations, Christmas recipes and Christmas table settings owned and used by the Porters .

We will also have a Christmas Stall.

Do come and visit Miss Porter’s House – you will be pleasantly surprised!

National Trust – Voluntary Service Award – Penelope Young

On 25th November 2o17 Penelope Young was awarded The Voluntary Service Award.  The award is in recognition of Penelope’s consistent outstanding voluntary service and dedication to the work of the National Trust in general, and Miss Porter’s House in particular.

Penelope is responsible for the garden at Miss Porter’s House and efficiently organises a small team of volunteers to maintain the grounds. She is utterly reliable and always available to help – as long it’s not cooking!

Penelope is a great and loyal team member who is a valued and valuable volunteer.

Congratulations Penelope!


Miss Porter’s House Open Day – Sunday, 12 November 2017

Our next open day at Miss Porter’s House will be 12th November 2017. Our theme will be ‘Making Do: Mending and Recycling Clothes in the Twentieth Century’.

See how families used their ingenuity to get maximum usage from their garments.

We will also have a stall displaying Christmas items, arts and crafts, jams, biscuits and plants.

Miss Porter’s House is located at 434 King Street, Newcastle West (between Steel and Union Streets) and is open from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Admission: $8 adults, $6 pensioners and children five years and over. Free to National Trust Members and children under five.

Miss Porter’s House Leadlight Dinner 2017

On the 3rd November Miss Porter’s House held our third Leadlight Dinner in the Clydesdale Restaurant at Hamilton TAFE.  It was another very successful evening of beautiful food and excellent service provided by the students and staff of TAFE.  A particular highlight of the evening was the talk by Terry St George on his digitisation of the all the records at Sandgate Cemetery and the creation of a virtual cemetery on-line.





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