Miss Porter's House, located at 434 King Street in Newcastle West, is a heritage-listed former residence that now serves as a house museum. The house was constructed by John T. Owen and is currently under the ownership of the National Trust of Australia (NSW). This Edwardian home stands as a distinctive piece of architecture in an otherwise non-residential area, offering a glimpse into the early twentieth-century middle-class urban lifestyle.
The house and its contents provide a representation of the middle-class urban lifestyle of the early twentieth century. The Porter family, who resided in the house from 1910 to 1997, enjoyed a modest prosperity. The women of the family carefully managed the home, and their personal possessions, including clothing, fabrics, craft materials, linen, and general household items, remain in the house, offering a unique insight into their lives.
Miss Porter's House stands out as the only heritage building that has retained its original form and contents, and continues to function. This unique aspect makes it a significant site for those interested in historical architecture and lifestyle.
13:00 – 16:00
Open: 2nd Sunday each month
Thursday 26 January, 1pm - 4pm
Closed: Sunday 8 January 2023
|0 – 4||Free|
|National Trust members||Free|
434 King St, Newcastle
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