Woodford Progress Association
Email: Ian Robinson
The Woodford Academy is the oldest complex of colonial buildings in the Blue Mountains and is of state heritage significance. Built originally as an Inn in the 1830s, the property has had a multi-layered history, also operating over the years as a gentleman’s residence, guest house, boarding house and from 1907-1936 under the ownership of John McManamey as an exclusive school – Woodford Academy.
Bequested to the National Trust in 1979 by John McManamey’s sole surviving daughter Gertrude, the Woodford Academy is today a museum that offers a unique glimpse of colonial life in the Blue Mountains. The Woodford Academy Museum/Café is open 10am-4pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month (excluding December) or by appointment for groups of 10 or more. On the monthly open days the museum host events showcasing local Blue Mountains history, culture and art.
Adults $6, Concession/Child (4-16yrs) $4, Family $15 (2 adults, 2 children)
Guided Tours – $2/Person (4+years)
Woodford Academy 90-92 Great Western Highway, Woodford
(on street parking available on Woodford Ave)