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Please note - you will be required to go up and down the staircase once. There are no lifts in the mansion.

About What Was That?!

“What Was That?” is set in the 19th century. It is a roaming play with the story unfolding as you move from room to room. It is based on the true story of the Chirnside family. Brothers, Thomas and Andrew Chirnside, who came out from Scotland to Australia in 1839.

Told by two fictitious characters; Maggie, the head maid and Mr. Duncan, the butler, you will be transported to another time.

It is July 1908 and visitors, the mistress, Mary Chirnside, has died tragically only three weeks ago. Since then there have been many unusual occurrences in the house.

Despite these circumstances, the only two remaining servants, Maggie and Mr. Duncan have tried to remain positive. They are awaiting the arrival of their new masters, who have purchased the property.


If coming from Melbourne, take the Werribee South W19 turn off from the Princes Freeway, take a dog leg left on to K Road. Enter Werribee Park via MAIN ENTRANCE (the lit up entrance) , Gate 2. Don't turn left into the historic mansion car park, it is shut. Go further down the gravel path and park in the HOTEL carpark and meet in the foyer of the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park.

Run Time

90 minutes

Start Date


Recommended ages 11+ as there is a scary element in the play.

Mansion Hotel at Werribee Park

Main Entrance, Gate 2, K Road, Werribee, VIC 3030

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