Historic Cummins House

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Cummins House is an important State heritage place in the South Australian Heritage Register. It is located in Novar Gardens in the western beachside suburbs of Adelaide and is one of South Australia’s earliest extant buildings.

It was the residence of South Australian pioneer and politician John Morphett, purpose-built for him and lived in by five generations of the Morphett family until sold to the State Government in the 1970s. There are very few residences in South Australia occupied by one family for such a long period. Morphett was of considerable significance to the establishment and development of the Colony of South Australia.

Today Cummins House and gardens are carefully tended by The Cummins Society who run regular guided tours. Tours include a Devonshire tea.

Tours are the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
Opening hours 2.00pm – 4:30pm (last tour departs at 3.00pm)
Bookings are essential.
Club and group midweek tours by appointment.

Plants for sale from the nursery at very reasonable prices.
Available on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (2pm-4.30pm) and Friday mornings (9am-12noon).

Facilities

Carpark Lawn / Gardens Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Accreditation

COVID Safe

Rates

From AU$10.00

Per person cost including guided tour and Devonshire tea.

Cash only. We do not provide EFTPOS facilities.

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