Taylor's Cottage

Visit Us

Take some time to visit historic Guildford, a National Trust historic town, and the Heritage Precinct. We are located in the heart of Guildford opposite Stirling Square.

In 2016, the Colonial Gaol underwent a substantial renovation to improve drainage and repair inner walls.  This maintenance was carried out by the City of Swan.  Visitors are able to appreciate this wonderful colonial building and see how it was used.

In the Historic Precinct grounds, Taylor’s Cottage, a settlers home dating from the 1860s was home to ex-convict Edward Taylor and his extensive family in the 1880s. See how family life revolved around the fireplace and the dining table, and find out more about how chores were done.

Tour guides conduct tours of the Gaol, Taylor’s Cottage and an early 20th Century wash house, telling visitors about law and order in Guildford, and life during Colonial Times.  Our opening hours are each Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 2pm.  Last tour starts at 1.30pm.

School and group tours can be conducted outside these times, at discounted rates.  talk to us about your tour requirements.

Education and Tourism

Wendel Bamford

Email: [email protected]

Phone:  0478220437


We look forward to welcoming you!