"Adamshurst" is a heritage listed property in the heart of Albury with an architecturally significant mansion and garden dating from the 1880s.


The twin saracenic towers

The twin saracenic towers above the ballroom conjure an arresting Indian Raj atmosphere with palm trees, large circular driveway and heritage Indian tree plantings. Originally a private home built by the newspaper owner George Adams, it was extended in the early 20th century under the direction of architect Gordon McKinnon who also designed the original city council building (now Art Gallery) in Dean Street.


A historical landmark

Over the next century it was requisitioned by the armed forces during the Second World War, became Adamshurst Girls Hostel, a boarding hostel for country girls attending Albury High School, retaining many memories of those days. It later served as a facility for rehabilitation and recreation under the local health service before being used as a restaurant and function centre.Today, Adamshurst has been restored as an iconic private residence, hosting concerts and cultural events in the ballroom with its fine grand pianos, harpsichords and probably the oldest pipe organ in Australia. Notable guests include their excellencies the Governor General the Honourable David Hurley and Mrs Hurley.


Fostering music and the arts

We are proud to be a foundation performance venue for the Albury Chamber Music Festival and premier musical and cultural events, charity receptions, fashion parades, recitals book launches, theatrical performances and weddings and other functions by arrangement.Classic car rallies, historical groups and garden clubs have also visited to appreciate and enjoy the listed gardens noted for sweeping lawns, magnificent rose gardens and exotic trees and shrubs.The rear of the property, Adamshurst Studios, has become the home of visual artists and educational and environmental organisations.Tours, events and functions are strictly by appointment.



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