Weekend Wanderings – Werribee Mansion Part 2
When you go to Werribee Mansion you have the option of going inside. We decided that we would, since it only cost nine dollars it seemed like a good option. The best thing about it was that we didn’t have to go on a tour, that we could just walk around on our own.
The inside just says opulence everywhere. There is so much art work and the attention to detail is wonderful. I love seeing this kind of detail in a building. Not sure about the animal heads, but it is in keeping with the times. There was a Hippopotamus stool in the games room, apparently from a hunt in Africa. I couldn’t photograph the games room, there were too many dead animals.
The house has been set up a lot so you can get a glimpse of what life was like back then. I do love this teaset, I would really like that porcelain.
Everything was so over the top. You could be mistaken for thinking it was an English country home, which is what they wanted people to think. People had trouble letting go of Mother England.
I love the stairs, though was disappointed with the big window, it was quite plain, especially when you compared it with the rest of the house.
The master bedroom, we couldn’t get over how small the bed was, especially when we think about the size of the beds we see now.
I am going to leave it there, and leave you with a gallery of images from the inside of the Mansion. I think I will have to go back at some stage, it would be nice to do it at a different of the year.