Victoria's historic Werribee Park Mansion has introduced guided tours for people with low vision or blindness.
The mansion's expert guides lead a descriptive 45-minute tour of the historic mansion, guiding participants through each room, touching and discussing interesting objects as they go. There is also a social script for visitors on the autism spectrum, and a video room showing a tour for visitors with limited mobility.
The guided tours for vision impaired guests take place on Thursday and Friday mornings at 11am and bookings are essential.
Email the team here to check prices and availability. Prices are per person and includes entry into the mansion and a 45-minute guided tour. Carers are free of charge.
Among the winter events at Werribee Park Mansion is High Tea at The Refectory.
If you binge-watched both seasons of Bridgerton and fell in love with the pomp and decadence of tea parties, lively conversation, classical music, colourful flowers and historic homes, then you won't want to miss one of this season's most highly-coveted events, as The Refectory at Werribee Mansion hosts a high tea with all the trimmings.
Promenade through the lush gardens of Werribee Park before settling in for an afternoon and enjoying live entertainment from soprano starlet Donna King. Delivered by Bursaria Fine Foods, you will receive a welcoming Pimm's Cocktail, a seated high tea with a selection of sweet and savoury treats, continuous freshly brewed coffee, tea and homemade lemonade.
Book in for Sunday July 31 or Sunday August 28, from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. The cost is $75 a head.
Another event to look forward to is the Winter Heritage Fruit Tree Festival on Sunday, August 7.
Discover the history of the Werribee Park Heritage Orchard and purchase a rare, heritage fruit tree at the Winter Heritage Fruit Tree Festival. This free event will include guided orchard tours, grafting demonstrations and lots of information and advice about heritage varieties. Food will also be available to purchase.
If you'd like to stay the night you can take advantage of Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park's Winter Warmer package.
Warm yourself from the inside out with complimentary mulled wine served in mulled wine copper mugs for you to take home, paired with a block of decadent handcrafted Koko Black chocolate. Retreat the night away with luxury boutique accommodation, and wake to continental breakfast for two the following morning in Joseph's Dining. For stays from now until the end of August 2022, but not valid across all dates.
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