DISCOVER THE FOUNDATIONS OF A CONVICT HUT – AND
When you visit the Philip Ruddock V Heritage Archaeology Display Centre, you’ll be stepping back in time as you witness some of the best-preserved remains of European settlement in Australia.
This treasure trove of historical artefacts includes evidence of:
- A convict hut
- Occupation by a wheelwright (wheel craftsman)
- The cellar of the Wheatsheaf Hotel (c1801), one of the earliest remnants of a hotel building in Australia
- A colonial period cottage, complete with well.
First discovered in 2005 during preliminary earthworks for the construction of Crown Group’s V residential development, the number of findings and their quality surprised even the most experienced archaeologists, including Dr Edward Higginbotham who led the team that eventually unearthed this priceless collection.
The Crown Group’s V Residential Development has been built directly above the Philip Ruddock V Heritage Archaeology Display Centre and features a multi-purpose residential tower with restaurants, apartments, and a five star hotel.
|Mon - Sat||10am - 11.30am|
|2.30pm - 4pm|
|Public Holidays||Check here|
45 Macquarie Street
Parramatta NSW 2150