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Exhibition

LOVE, REVENGE AND HAUTE COUTURE

Be transported from Ayers House Museum to the dusty town of Dungatar in the 1950s, and experience the journey of transformation through the artful and luxurious costumes worn by Kate Winslet and the cast of The Dressmaker.

The exhibition will reveal how the costumes, inspired by Parisian couture, were made and developed for the film. Visitors will be able to see the level of detail and artisanship which went into making the costumes. The exhibition will feature 50 designs by Marion Boyce as well as Tilly Dunnage’s costumes designed by Margot Wilson.

The exhibition is open Tuesday – Sunday from 01 September until 11 December at Ayers House Museum, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide.

You can buy tickets online or at the door.

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Tickets

GENERAL ADMISSION

Tue - Sun 10am to 5pm

  • Adult $20
  • Concession $18
  • Child (5-15 yrs) $10
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children) $50

Tickets can be pre-purchased below or at the door.

Last entry is 4.30pm.

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NATIONAL TRUST MEMBERS

Tue - Sun 10am to 5pm

  • Adult $17
  • Concession $16
  • Child (5-15 yrs) $7.50
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children) $45

Tickets can be pre-purchased below or at the door.

Last entry is 4.30pm.

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Special Events

 

Footballers’ Dance

Book now for the event of the season!

To celebrate The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition at Ayers House Museum, The National Trust of South Australia invites you to dance your way back into the 1950s at the Footballers’ Dance.

Saturday 3rd December
7.00pm to midnight
Great Hall, Freemasons Hall, 254 North Terrace, Adelaide

Tickets $75 per person
Members $60

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Location

 

Ayers House Museum
288 North Terrace
Adelaide 5000

 

Ayers House is a heritage building and unfortunately does have restricted access to the upper floor. The good news is most of The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition is located on the ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. As part of The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition, we will have a guided tour video of the upper floor displays with the costume designer, Marion Boyce, available on iPads. If you have any queries please contact us on (08) 8223 1234 so we can make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

 

 

 

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FAQ

General Questions

The exhibition runs from 1 September to 11 December 2016. It is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm. Last entry to the museum is at 4:30pm.
The exhibition is held at Ayers House Museum, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide.

Tickets may be purchased online. Book now and avoid queues.

Tickets are also available at the door.

 

 

Planning your visit

We recommend planning at least one hour for your visit. The exhibition is a self-guided experience.
  • Foot

Ayers House Museum is located on North Terrace, opposite the Royal Adelaide Hospital and just off of Rundle Street.

  • Public Transport

Ayers House Museum is 1.2km walk along North Terrace from Adelaide Railway Station.

There are a number of buses that service Ayers House Museum depending where you are travelling from. Visit the Adelaide Metro website. The journey planner is extremely easy to use; just type in your address, then ‘288 North Terrace, Adelaide’, and it will tell you the best routes and modes of transport to get you to the exhibition.

  • Parking

There is limited on-site paid parking available. Further paid street parking is available along North Terrace and U-Parks are close by on North Terrace and Frome Street. A drop-off point is available along the driveway in front of the museum.

Ayers House is a heritage building and unfortunately does have restricted access to the upper floor. The good news is most of The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition is located on the ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. As part of The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition, we will have a guided tour video of the upper floor displays with the costume designer, Marion Boyce, available on iPads. If you have any queries please contact us on (08) 8223 1234 so we can make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
As Ayers House Museum is a heritage listed building, prams and strollers are not permitted inside. Pram parking is available at the exhibition entry.
Toilet facilities, including accessible toilets, are available at Ayers House Museum.
All backpacks and large will need to be cloaked before entering Ayers House. As Old Government House is a heritage listed building, prams and strollers are not permitted inside. Cloaking is available at the ticket booth for storage.
No food or drink is permitted inside Ayers House Museum or the exhibition.
Pass outs are available from the gift shop.
Photography is welcomed, although we ask that you please do not use flash. Snap and share your visit #ayershousemuseum and #TheDressmaker.

 

Ticketing

Tickets may be purchased online. Book now and avoid queues.

Tickets are also available at the door.

Call Ayers House Museum on (08) 8223 1234 or email bookings@nationaltrustsa.org.au with your booking details and they will issue your replacement ticket.
Yes. Contact (08) 8223 1234 or bookings@nationaltrustsa.org.au for group bookings or enquiries. Group bookings will receive 20% off the adult admission price.
Yes. Contact (08) 8223 1234 or bookings@nationaltrustsa.org.au for group bookings or enquiries. The school group price is $10 per student.

 

 

 

 

Contact

Ayers House Museum / (08) 8223 1234 / bookings@nationaltrustsa.org.au / 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday

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