Napoleon, Josephine & Terre Van DiemanNational Trust of Australia (Tasmania)

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Napoleon, Josephine & Terre Van Dieman

Step back in time and embark on a journey that intertwines the lives of Napoleon, Josephine, and the distant yet captivating land of Terre Van Dieman.

In an unprecedented exhibition for Clarendon, we invite you to explore the web of connections between these historical figures and the intriguing artifacts that bear witness to their entwined destinies with the far-off land of Terre Van Dieman.

At the heart of the exhibition lies the story of the explorer Nicholas Baudin’s voyage to Australia and Terre Van Dieman in the years 1802 and 1803. Among the highlights of the exhibition are rare maps and images of the indigenous peoples of Terra Van Dieman. These rare engravings offer a glimpse into the discoveries made by early explorers and the allure of uncharted territories.

You will be greeted by an array of treasures from a private collection that have never been displayed to the public. From a rare letter from Josephine, longing for more information on Napoleon while he was away on campaign… to exquisite personal items, or gifts given by the Imperial couple, each item tells a tale of romance, ambition and exploration.

Event dates

Event Details

234 Clarendon Station Road, Nile, Tasmania

Please note not suitable for wheelchair access due heritage nature of the building.


10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 30, Children $ 10, Concession $ 20, Family $ 55
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Limited access to the house via stairs only.