Willow Court open for walking tours
WILLOW Court is once again open to the public with regular monthly guided tours of the Court and Barracks.
Walking tours guided by the Friends of Willow Court will educate the public on the history of the former asylum.
Tours will be held on the first Sunday of every month at 10am, midday and 2pm, covering the period from colonial days until the asylum closed in 2000.
The first tour was held last Sunday.
Friends of Willow Court chairwoman Anne Salt said the tours and other special events would help raise awareness about the history of Willow Court.
Entry to the tours is $20 for adults and $5 for children. Those participating in the tours must wear flat and enclosed shoes.
The tours have come after the Willow Court site was denied national heritage listing earlier this year.
The Australian Heritage Council ruled that Willow Court did not possess “uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of Australia’s cultural history” and was not “rare in a national context”.