Quambi House

Quambi House

87 Cowper St
Stroud NSW 2425

Monday 8:30am – 4:30pm Open today, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Tuesday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Wednesday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

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Part of the original grant to the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), Stroud was established in 1826 as the centre of operations for the country’s growing wool industry. Many of Stroud’s buildings were built by convict labour and today a heritage walk takes you on a journey through the town and Australian history. This convict-built school and schoolmaster's residence is one of these buildings.

Take this relaxed drive to follow the footsteps of the European pioneers from AACo, from Nabiac to Gloucester and Stroud via the Bucketts Way then onto Bulahdelah and Wootton.


Originally built as a two roomed schoolhouse (originally known as Lady Parry's School) about 1831 to accommodate 40 children. A second storey was added to serve as a teachers residence in 1841. The building was acquired by the Anglican Church circa 1850s, with a kitchen annex being added in 1860. The building remained as a school until 1888 when the government school opened. It was then used as a private grammar school until 1900 when it became a private residence. About this time the front porch was demolished and replaced by a full width bullnose iron verandah.

The building was used as a private residence from 1900 until 1973, and it was during its occupancy by the Callow family that the name 'Quambi' ('place of shelter') was first used for the building. Quambi House was purchased and restored in 1975 and converted into a museum by the Stroud Historical Society.

Now listed on the Register of the National Estate, the two storey Georgian style school house/museum displays furniture, clothing, personal and household items, photographs and other objects from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. The restored, convict built building also houses a collection of historic books from the Australian Agricultural Company.

What did others have to say?

Kathryn Wilson

2 years ago

Beautiful colonial house. Open for viewing by volunteers often on sundays. Verandah on one side shows how short people were in 1800's. Columns at front give a grand or stately home impact. Lovely

Zoe Angel

2 years ago

Extensive history on hand. Ghosts a plenty

cindy newton

3 years ago

Beautiful Historic House at Stroud.

Karen Moller

3 years ago


Steve King

a year ago