Current exhibition

Salon des Refusés

Until 11 December

On display in Adelaide for the first time is the National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery’s Salon des Refusés 2021, the alternate Archibald and Wynne prize exhibition.


Fermoy House Exhibition

The Doppelgänger

Until 16 December

Currently on display in Fermoy House is The Doppelgänger, an investigation into the potentials and promises of digital technologies in design.

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Public programmes

The David Roche Foundation hosts a diverse range of talks and public programmes all year round.

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Book a Tour

Tours of Fermoy House

Tuesday – Saturday
10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm

Due to COVID restrictions, guided tours of Fermoy House are currently limited to a maximum of 14 guests (in 2 groups of no more than 7 guests)



Virtual House Tour

Visit Fermoy House online

See it now

Go on a virtual tour through David Roche’s incredible Fermoy House from the comfort of your own home.

Presented as part of The Doppelgänger exhibition.

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About David Roche

David J Roche AM (1930–2013), a collector for almost sixty years, spent his lifetime developing what has become The David Roche Collection. The collection, which spans the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and includes European furniture, ceramics, metal ware, clocks and paintings, is remarkable in its quality and range. It contains many luxury works by leading designers displaying exquisite workmanship, as well as the quirky and playful, and as such reflects the many interests and engaging personality of its creator.

The Collection

The David Roche Foundation was established in 1999 by the late Mr David J Roche AM (1930–2013) to be the recipient and custodian of the exceptional collection of antiques, paintings and objets d’art accumulated by him over his lifetime and to be preserved for future generations.

The David Roche Foundation collection, housed in David’s Fermoy House in Adelaide, South Australia, is one of the greatest decorative arts collections in a private institution in Australia. It spans two centuries of European design from the early rococo of France to Faberge in Russia.

The House is open by guided tour Tuesday to Saturday 10AM, 12PM & 2PM.

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Book A Tour

Join us at The David Roche Foundation for guided tours of Fermoy House, David’s residence, and special exhibitions in the adjoining gallery wing. Enjoy the sumptuous house interiors crammed with objects collected over a lifetime and admire individual works of art displayed in the gallery.

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Access to Fermoy House is by guided tour only.

Bookings are recommended as numbers are limited.

Limited parking available onsite

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Guided tours of Fermoy House are currently open to a maximum of 14 guests per tour (in 2 groups of no more than 7) until further notice
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Tours of Fermoy House

Until 11 December 2021 | 29 January – 18 June 2022

Tuesday – Saturday

General: $20, Concession: $17

Telephone assisted bookings incur a fee of $8 per ticket

Ticket includes entry into Salon des Refusés (9 October – 11 December 2021)

or Silhouettes: Fashion in the Shadow of HIV/AIDS (29 January – 18 June 2022)

Please select your preferred time below:

10:00AM 12:00PM 2:00PM

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14 – 18 December 2021 | 5 – 28 January 2022

Tuesday – Saturday

(Please note for the period 5 – 28 January, TDRF will also be closed on Saturdays)

General: $12, Concession: $10

Telephone assisted bookings incur a fee of $8 per ticket

As these tours occur during exhibition changeover, there will be no access to the galleries.

Please select your preferred time below:

10:00AM 12:00PM 2:00PM

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Disabled Access

Disabled car parking is available. The house and galleries accommodate wheelchair access, although access is limited in some areas of the house, which is a Federation villa. Mobility scooters are not suitable for use in the house, but are fine in the galleries. Both ambulant and non-ambulant toilets are available.

Please make us aware of the special needs of any member of your group in advance of your arrival, so that we can offer every assistance.

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