Life in the Country – Saumarez Homestead, Armidale

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
Duration – 2 hours, 3 hours or all day
Cost – $6 per student
Bookings – (02) 6772 3616

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


Open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, only for gardens, grounds and Farm Area.
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.


Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

(02) 6772 3616
[email protected]
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.

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