Current Exhibition

Fantastical Worlds

13 August - 24 December 2022

The David Roche Foundation plays host to Fantastical Worlds, a travelling exhibition developed by Powerhouse museum, Sydney, comprising playful arrangements of old and new.

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Current exhibition

Georgina Mills: Reframing

2 August - 3 September 2022 - Free entry

In conjunction with the SALA Festival, sculptor Georgina Mills presents work developing from her studies at Florence Academy of Art and post-graduation artist residency in Italy to her current work created in Adelaide.



Public programmes

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

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Tours of Fermoy House

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

Guided tours of Fermoy House are limited to a maximum of 20 guests (in 2 groups of no more than 10 guests)


Virtual House Tour

Visit Fermoy House online

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

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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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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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Tours of Fermoy House (House ONLY)

(Due to exhibition changeover, there will be no access to the galleries for these tours EXCEPT during 1 July to 23 July for The Dopplegänger exhibition)

21 June – 12 August 2022

Tuesday – Saturday

General: $12, Concession: $10

Please select your preferred time below:

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


Tours of Fermoy House

13 August – 24 December 2022

Tuesday – Saturday

General: $20, Concession: $17

Telephone assisted bookings incur a fee of $8 per ticket

Ticket includes entry into Fantastical Worlds

Please select your preferred time below:

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


Guided tours of Fermoy House are open to a maximum of 20 guests per tour (in 2 groups of no more than 10) 
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Face masks are not mandatory however they are recommended during your tour of Fermoy House
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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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