Female Orphan School

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Female Orphan School (1813) on the Parramatta Campus of Western Sydney University is one of the most significant heritage sites in New South Wales. Now fully restored as a public exhibition space and home for the Whitlam Institute, the building is open for the public to explore and enjoy.

Explore the history of the building, visit the permanent exhibition ‘A Changing Australia: The Time of Gough Whitlam’, and view the changing exhibitions in the Margaret Whitlam Galleries.


Carpark Public Toilet

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access




Free Entry

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