Miss Porter's House and its collection

Miss Porter's House

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.

A Glimpse into Early Twentieth Century 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.

Unique Heritage Building

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.

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ENMiss Porter's House - National Trust of Australia NSW

Miss Porter's House
434 King St
NSW 2302 Newcastle

Visitor information Miss Porter's House

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
13:00 – 16:00

Open: 2nd Sunday each month
Thursday 26 January, 1pm - 4pm

Closed: Sunday 8 January 2023


0 – 4Free
National Trust membersFree


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Location & Map

434 King St, Newcastle

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