Woolmers Estate - World Heritage Site
Woolmers Estate is Australia's finest example of a pioneer farm of the early 1800s and one of Tasmania's World Heritage Convict Sites. Woolmers was continuously occupied by the Archer family from around 1817 to 1994 and is acknowledged as one of the most outstanding examples of 19th century rural settlements in Australia.
The estate offers an insight into the social structure of a colonial pastoral estate. The collection of original buildings on Woolmers includes family houses, workers' cottages, a former chapel, blacksmith's shop, stables, bakehouse, pump house and gardener's cottage.
In addition to the architectural heritage, the site contains a wide range of collections acquired by the family over 180 years, providing a rare insight into six generations of one family. The combination of the historical collections, the buildings and the site itself represents a significant cultural resource and an important visitor attraction.
Also at Woolmers is the National Rose Garden. In late spring through to autumn you have the opportunity to walk through history with over 5000 roses, representing the historical development of the rose in the southern hemisphere, ranging from the earliest European and China roses through to the roses of the twenty first century.
The Servants Kitchen Restaurant is open for lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Admission prices vary during the year due to flowering times.
Woolmers Estate also offers accommodation.
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