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“Great insight into Colonial life” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Woolmers Estate

Woolmers Estate
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Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Longford
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Great insight into Colonial life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Woolmers is an important part ofTasmanian colonial life and due to what seems an eccentric family it has been amazingly left in a time capsule.
There is almost 200 years of history in these grounds and it seems the Archer family kept everything through this time.
The tour through the property is well worth it.

Visited January 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Journey back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

We stayed at Woolmers in their lovely guest cottages for a night and did the house tour. This is a lovely time capsule dating back to 1819 with 6 generations of ownership in the Archer family. An amazing history and a site of great historical importance. The house is just outside of Longford. If you like historical homes don't miss this one. The cafe is pretty ordinary and limited so you might like to eat in nearby Longford. Next door is also the national rose garden. Another feast for the eyes and nose. Recommended.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Unique historic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

The historic buildings at Woolmers are truly unique and well worth visiting, The old homestead is a step back in time to the challenging days of the early settlers and the wonderful historic woolshed, built in 1819 but in excellent condition, must be one of the oldest buildings in Australia. The cafe provided an excellent afternoon tea after a walk across broad paddocks from the sister property Brickendon, with its own and very unique attractions also well worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A truly authentic heritage experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Woolmers Estate at Longford is located in a beautiful and charming rural setting so reminiscent of the best of UK countryside and the heritage experience is truly remarkable because all the objects on display in the house belong to the property. And the family history of the Archers is engaging and totally enthralling.

When in flower, the National Rose Garden looks like it would be a real treat!

The quality of the interpretation delivered by the tour guide is first class.

The on-site cafe offers excellent home-cooked fare!

Definitely an outstanding highlight of a visit to Tasmania and highly recommended!.

Visited May 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Steeped in history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

As genealogists with Tasmanian ancestry, the Woolmers Estate proves very interesting. The tour of the house is done with great empathy by guides who really 'know their stuff'

Visited March 2012
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