THE community is being invited to Miss Traill's House this Saturday for a free open day to celebrate the National Trust's 75th anniversary.
The Picnic Day at Miss Traill's House event will run from 10am-4pm, where visitors can enjoy free guided tours of the property and enjoy the gardens at their own pace with walks, children's games, music and a picnic.
House secretary Susan Morris said she excited to reopen the doors and invite people into the gardens on Saturday.
"Visitors often come from far and wide to explore the wonders of Miss Traill's. The magic of the garden comes alive with children playing and families picnicking," she said.
"But it's when visitors step inside the house museum that it gets really interesting as they explore the fascinating collection of heritage furniture, ceramics, paintings and horse memorabilia - a historic family treasure unique to the nation."
Miss Traill's House is steeped in history, being built originally in 1845 as a rectory by Reverend Thomas Sharpe. Following his death, the clergy house become home to a number of tenants, one of which was Miss Ida Traill in 1932, who five years later purchased it.
Miss Traill took a great interest in family history, collecting significant artefacts relating to her great grandfathers' William Lee and Thomas Kite, two of the first ten settlers granted land in Bathurst in 1818 by Governor Macquarie.
These collection items plus her own additions of furniture and furnishings were left to the National Trust - which is Australia's longest-standing conservation charity - in 1976 along with the property.
On Saturday, people will be able to bring their own picnic and rug to enjoy lunch in the gardens or they can preorder a $20 picnic lunch through Eventbrite, which can be collected at midday on the day.
People will also be able to play bowls and giant Lego games in the garden.
People that wish to attend the event on Saturday are required to book through Eventbrite and for further enquiries, call 6332 4232.
The house is usually open on the second Sunday of each month, but this Saturday is a one-off.
For more, visit www.nationaltrust.org.au.