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The Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair

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Enjoy history, harbour views and shopping
Lindesay National Trust NSW
Lindesay National Trust NSW


Now in its 18th year, the Lindesay Christmas Gift Fair is run by the NSW National Trust Women's Committee. Lindesay, was built in 1834 so this is your chance to step back into the gracious life of early Sydney.

The house features Georgian interiors and an elegant garden with uninterrupted Harbour views. Below stairs, the stone kitchen, servants' quarters and freshwater well are reminders of a very different life than we have today.

Lindesay National Trust NSW
Lindesay National Trust NSW


The harbourside mansion remains virtually untouched by modernity. While the heritage house is open once a month to the public, the Gift Fair is a special time to see this evocative property.

Lindesay National Trust NSW
Lindesay National Trust NSW


You will find over 80 stalls where you can shop for distinctive Christmas gifts including homewares, jewellery, shoes, linen, antiques, stationery, bags, clothes and accessories for adults and children.

The gourmet food cellar and The Courtyard Cafe offer delicious treats in this lovely venue.
Lindesay National Trust NSW
Lindesay National Trust NSW


Lunch and morning tea is usually served in the courtyard or under the enormous old Plane Trees.

This event is running from 14 November 2019 until 16 November 2019.

Upcoming Dates:
14 Nov 2019 10:00 am 4:00 pm
15 Nov 2019 10:00 am 4:00 pm
16 Nov 2019 10:00 am 4:00 pm

A complimentary shuttle bus will run from the Edgecliff Railway Station Interchange. There is an entrance fee of $5 which goes into the maintenance and conservation of Lindesay House.

If you can't make the fair, it is worth noting that morning tea is available on the first Wednesday of each month. You can book tickets online. On those days tours are held at 10am, 11am and 12 noon. Entry Fees:

Tour Only -
$10 for Non Members
Free for National Trust Members

Tour and Morning Tea (First Wednesday of the month) -
- $20 for Non Members
- $10 for National Trust Members



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Why? Gifts and history
When: 14 Nov 2019 10:00 am 4:00 pm 15 Nov 2019 10:00 am 4:00 pm 16 Nov 2019 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Phone: For enquiries please contact (02) 9363 2401.
Where: 1 Carthona Avenue Darling Point
Cost: $5
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