Woolmers is acknowledged as one of the most outstanding examples of 19th century rural settlements in Australia.

Rose Garden

The National Rose Garden displays the finest collections of historic roses in the southern hemisphere.


Complete a self-guided tour of the out buildings, gardens and National Rose Garden of Australia.

Notice to Visitors

Woolmers Estate will be partly closed for conservation maintenance during the months of August and September.

Servants Kitchen CLOSED commencing Sunday 27th July 2014.

Homestead Tours CLOSED commencing Friday 1st August 2014.

Self Guided Tours of the grounds, outbuildings and gardens are available Monday to Friday from 11.00am - 3.00pm.

Our accommodation will remain open and group tours can still be arranged by request.  Should you wish to make a group booking during this time please call 6391 2230 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Festival of Roses 2014

The Festival of Roses will be held on Sunday 16th November 2014

9.00 am to 4.00 pm - Entry $5 adults / children under 16 free

At this year's Festival of Roses there will be a variety of over 60 stalls including food such as authentic Spanish paella, rabbit pies, sausage sizzles, crepes and pastries, Devonshire teas and picnic lunches, plus Lunch in the Servant's Kitchen also available. There will a selection of wines from local vineyards plus a cider stall.  Plant nurseries, craft and jewellery, gardening books, and activities including wool classing displays, whip cracking, chainsaw art, vintage farm machinery, horse-drawn carriages, children's activities and music with the West Tamar Band, Tassie Drum Circle, Rag Doll Buskers and Don Ives. Also demonstrations of Zumba, Tai Chi and belly dancing.

This open day offers an opportunity to walk around the grounds and gardens, as well as celebrate the blooming of over 5,000 roses in the National Rose Garden.



Rose Garden at Woolmers

This outstanding Rose Garden at Woolmers displays all of the recognized rose families and represents one of the finest collections of historic roses in the southern hemisphere, ranging from the earliest European and China roses through to the roses of the twenty first century.


Archer Book Update

A second edition of the book Archer’s of Van Diemen’s Land is being published.  If you are a descendent of the Archer family and have received family data forms to complete, please complete these and return them as soon as possible.  If you are a descendent and have not received your forms please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or see The Archers of Van Diemen’s Land facebook page.


Woolmers Estate Longford Tasmania

Woolmers Estate is a unique and fascinating reflection of colonial life in Tasmania and is one of the most historically significant heritage properties in Australia.

Today Woolmers Estate continues to display colonial life in its most genuine shape and gives an accurate depiction of Tasmanian heritage, preserved and maintained in an original and authentic setting.

Time stands still at Woolmers  Estate, wander around and soak up the essence of 19th century Tasmanian life on a once working farm estate. Explore the many convict built outbuildings that still remain on the property such as, The Wool and Apple Packing Sheds, Coach House and Farm Stables, Blacksmiths and Settlers Cottages accommodation
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World Heritage

Woolmers Estate is a World Heritage Listed Convict Site.

The Australain Convict Sites consists of a series of 11 sites that, in combination, express the key aspects of the Australian convict experience that are of outstanding universal value from the point of view of global history.

The sites are:

- Old Government House & Domain, Parramatta New South Wales

- Hyde Park Barracks, New South Wales

- Great North Road Complex, New South Wales

- Darlington Probation Station, Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

- Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania

- Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmania

- Cascades Female Factory

- Fremantle Prison, Western Australia

- Kingston and Arthur`s Vale Historic Area

- Brickendon and Woolmers Estates

- Cockatoo Island Convict Site