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    Saumarez guided tour

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    Saumarez functions in the gardens

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    Inside Saumarez Homestead hallway

About

This ten-hectare grazing property was first inhabited by British settlers led by Henry Dumaresq in the 1830s. Today it includes an elegant, extensive, fully furnished Edwardian homestead, built between 1888 and 1906, and 15 farm and other buildings dating up to 1910, with their collections of early farm equipment.

Experiences

Take a guided tour through the White family’s 30 room Edwardian mansion complete with original furnishings. Stroll through Mary White’s garden, with its Edna Walling style cottage garden, the picking garden and the lawns. Visit outbuildings complete with 19 th century tools and equipment. Allow at least half a day to see this extensive property, and experience 19 th century pastoral life.

Facilities

Guided tours for casual visitors and bus tours by appointment. The Saumarez Centre is popular for weddings, celebrations, small conferences and meetings. Lunch and other refreshments can be booked. Café. National Trust Gift Shop. Parking. 

Children

School groups welcome. Special educational programs available for all ages. 

History

The property takes its name from the Dumaresq Estate in Jersey in the Channel Islands . For five years after settlement, Saumarez with its well supplied store, tools, clothing and basic food was the last stopping point for settlers moving north ‘beyond the boundaries’. After Dumaresq’s death the property was sold to H A Thomas, whose family lived in the original slab homestead overlooking Saumarez Creek.

Open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, only for gardens, grounds and Farm Area, except for Christmas Day & Good Friday
Entry tickets available from Saumarez Homestead Office/Shop. Brochures and honesty box available when office unattended.
On weekends and public holidays Guided tours (10.30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3.30 PM) and the café open (10: 00 AM - 4:00 PM) on weekends and public holidays.
Entry to the house only available by guided tour on weekends and public holidays.
Organised tours for bus groups, car clubs, service clubs and other organisations or groups of 8 or more can be arranged in advance (14 days notice minimum) any day of the week from 9am to 4pm.The Saumarez Café & guided house tours are not available in Winter from 15 June until 1 September (except for group bookings and functions).

Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Contact

(02) 6772 3616
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Entry Fees

House tour and grounds – Adult $15, Concession $10
Pre-booked tours & group house tours $10 per person
School groups $6 per student
Family house tours and grounds $35
Grounds only – Adults $8, Concession $6, Family $20
Family: 2 Adults and accompanied children (5-15 years)
Concessions: Seniors, Pensioners, Full Time Students and
Children 5-15 Years – Children Under 5 years free
National Trust members – free access to grounds.

Links

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Getting There

230 Saumarez Road
Armidale , NSW 2350

Opening Hours

Sunday- Saturday

10:00 to 17:00 (gardens, grounds and Farm Area, except for Christmas Day & Good Friday)

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