History Festival

Event

Every year as part of South Australia’s History Festival, Carclew swings open its doors for tours of the house and grounds. Learn about the links to significant figures in South Australian history in one of Adelaide’s most iconic manors.

Carclew House was built on Kaurna Land in 1897 and over the years has transformed into a youth arts organisation. Come find out about its rich history in a guided exploration of its cultural jewels in the magnificent house and grounds.

As Carclew is a heritage listed building there are some restrictions, but we will do our best to support you if you let us know what you require.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Carclew is located on the corner of Jeffcott Street and Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide. There is one clearly marked accessible car park in the Carclew grounds with direct access to the pathway around the grounds to one side. Taxi drop off can be organised at the rear entrance and reception can call for a taxi on behalf of attendees.

There is limited on-site parking on the grounds of Carclew House which is reserved for staff. However, there is ample free on-street parking on the streets surrounding Carclew on Jeffcott Street and Strangways Terrace. There are pathways surrounding the three external sides of Carclew House with pavers on Strangways Terrace and sealed on Jeffcott Street.

It is important to take note of event parking restrictions when large events are being held at Adelaide Oval. Most often this will reduce the parking time to 2 hours. We recommend that you check the Adelaide City Council website for further information.

If you are coming via public transport, Carclew is stop 3 on the 98C City & North Adelaide Loop. The bus stop on Jeffcott Street is directly outside the Carclew carpark and gate, there is a driveway into the grounds. More links –

Adelaide Metro free city service (stops right outside Carclew)
From the Tram Stop at City West (North Terrace)

From North Adelaide Railway Station

From Adelaide Railway Station

Accessibility at Carclew

Carclew gates open at 9am.

There is a wheelchair accessible ramp to the back door closest to the accessible carpark with a doorbell at accessible height. There is ramp access to the two outdoor Carclew toilets and staff can add a temporary ramp over the front door stairs.

The reception desk is multi-level, located closest to the back entrance of the building. There is a deafness friendly handset located at reception.

The Ballroom, Boardroom, Art Room and Morning Room are located on the ground floor.

The toilets are external, located opposite the carpark entrance to the house; two are accessible, one has a sanitary bin, and the other side has urinals.

Assistance animals are welcome. A Quiet space is available if requested.

The upper floors are only accessible by stairs only and by staff.

Banner image: People standing on Carclew house balcony at a Directors of Theatre in Education Conference