World Heritage listed Convict Farm Village
1820s Farm Village complete with chapel, blacksmith’s shop, cookhouse and amazing timber barns to explore.
Stay at Brickendon
Choose from our quaint convict built historic cottages or our rustic and recycled farm cottages.
Weddings & functions at Brickendon
Looking for a venue to hold your business or private function?
Heritage gardens to explore
Brickendon & Woolmers Convict Farm Walk
Group tours of our Convict Farm Village or Heritage Gardens
Our schools program offers a range of educational experiences
The Archer family has been tending these lands for almost 200 years.
Immerse yourself in the incredible story of the Archer family, assigned convicts, free workers and the beginnings of Australia’s pastoral and agricultural industry.
Brickendon is one of Tasmania’s oldest farming properties, settled in 1824 by William Archer. The farm has been continuously operated and lived on by his direct descendants, now in their seventh generation.
The two Estates are regarded as the most significant rural estates in Australia, having the second largest number of convict workers and still retaining a living history from early European settlement to the present day. The stunning rural landscape, magnificent Heritage Gardens, amazing collection of convict constructed buildings, family history and memorabilia are all to be enjoyed by our visitors and cottage guests.
If you have any connection with the early history of Australia, be it a convict ancestor, farm worker, tradesman or free settler, Brickendon, along with Woolmers, will offer you an extraordinary opportunity to discover and connect with your past.
Tuesday to Sunday
9.30am–5pm (last entry 4.15pm)
Tuesday to Sunday
10am–4pm (last entry 3.15pm)