Life in the Country – Saumarez Homestead, Armidale

We have paused our School Programs at Saumarez Homestead until further notice. We’re making minor adjustments and improvements, and will be able to share our passion for Australia’s unique heritage with students again soon.

Saumarez Farm Area 140509 007c (1)Years 7-10 HISTORY 

Students interpret and document the site using photographs and drawings, their own observations, maps, plans and primary sources.

Students investigate

  • HOW occupation has changed over time from pre-contact Aboriginal occupation to the present day.
  • HISTORICAL evidence contained in primary sources relating to the site.
  • HISTORICAL evidence contained in the archaeology and structures on the site.
  • LIVING and working conditions in rural NSW at the beginning of the 20th century.

Booking Information

Number of Students – 60 max
Bookings – (02) 6772 3616

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Plan your visit

Life in the Country – Saumarez Homestead, Armidale


230 Saumarez Road, Armidale NSW 2350
Enter via Armidale Airport from the New England Highway


Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, until 17 December 2023
Wednesday: Gardens 10am – 4pm. Guided house tour 11am.
Friday: Gardens only (no house tours) 10am – 4pm.
Sunday: Gardens 10am – 4pm. Guided house tours 11am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm.
Reopening 3 - 31 January 2024.
Please check again nearer the time for information on February opening hours and beyond.


18 December - 2 January
Australia Day

(02) 6772 3616
Entry Fees:

Garden visit:
National Trust members – FREE
Adult - $12
Concession* - $10
Family - $34
Child (under 5 years) – FREE

House tour and garden visit (booking recommended):
National Trust members – FREE
Adult - $15
Concession* - $12
Family - $42
Child (under 5 years) – FREE
*Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.

How to book your tickets
Tickets can be purchased at the door or booked in advance to guarantee your spot. Booking fees apply.
Terms and conditions of entry apply.
Book a ticket to House tour and garden: House tour and garden.
Book a ticket to a Garden visit: Garden visit.
For group visits to Saumarez Homestead: Group visits.

What we offer: