An iconic Maitland house, a remarkable story.

February 1st to 31st March

Saturdays & Sundays 10.00 – 3.00 or week day group appointments

Maitland Regional Museum and The Museum of Clothing will be presenting an exhibition on Cintra, one of Maitland’s historic homes at Brough House (73 Church St, Maitland).

The exhibition will showcase its architect JW Pender, The families who have lived there and their contribution to Maitland’s development.

Official opening 3.00 pm Sat 1st February by Barry Maitland, Emeritus Professor and Crime writer. Bookings essential- RSVP 28th January to maitlandrmuseum@gmail.com or 49334450.

Cintra was built in 1878 for Benn Levy, managing director of David Cohen & Co.  On Levy’s departure for London in 1887, Cintra was transferred to his cousin Neville Cohen.  The Levy and Cohen families were extremely influential in the Maitland and State Jewish communities.

David Cohen & Co. had been formed in 1836 in Maitland, by Samuel Cohen, David Cohen, and Lewis Wolfe Levy. By 1892 the firm had branches in Newcastle, Sydney, and London, with offshoots in many towns in the Northern district and elsewhere in New South Wales.

Both Cintra and the Cohen business were symbols of the importance and prosperity of Maitland during the 1800s.