Ellensbrook Heritage Conservation Workshops

Led by Keith McAllister, Applied Building Conservation Training (Aust) Group, with conservation architects from the National Trust of Western Australia, this five and a half day training course is aimed at introducing and developing the knowledge of traditional crafts.

The course is suitable for a range of community members including heritage professionals and those working, or looking to work, in the construction industry. No previous skills are necessary.

Core subjects include:NTWA Logo x Lotterywest

Salt damp remediation
Lime technology- crack injection and lime grouting
Repointing techniques
Manufacturing traditional lime mortars (quick lime mortars made from local materials on site subject to weather conditions)
Stone masonry & lime washing
Heritage painting
Timber conservation
Traditional roofing techniques

All training is to be held on site at Ellensbrook, Margaret River. This project contributes to conservation, interpretation and education works funded by Lotterywest. You will need to provide your own accommodation and transport and be available for the full 6 days of training. Participants will receive a certificate on completion.

Training director, Keith McAllister, has three decades of experience in stone conservation and restoration commencing work as a stonemason in the UK and developing the HSR and ABCT (Aust) Groups in Australia. Keith is an advocate for training traditional conservation skills.





Participant fee:  FREE

Cost includes morning tea, light lunch and afternoon tea


Two 6 day programs will be running in 2017

Sunday 14th May 2pm-Friday 19th May FULL

Sunday 21st May 2pm- Friday 26th May Places still available


Ellensbrook, Margaret River


Essential by 30th March

Places are limited


(08) 9321 6088


Caroline Stokes


Plan your Visit

Ellensbrook Heritage Conservation Workshops


Ellen Brook Road
Margaret River 6285 WA


Thursday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sundays and public holidays, tours at 10.30am
Book now with the link above
Grounds are open daily


Good Friday
Ellensbrook homestead will be closed from Thursday 23 June and will reopen on Thursday 21 July 2022. The grounds remain open and donations are welcome.
Please note, Ellensbrook will close if the Bureau of Meteorology forecast for Margaret River is for 38 degrees or above. You will be able to use your tickets on another day or request a refund.

(08) 9755 5173
Entry Fees:

National Trust Members - FREE

Adults - $10.00
Adult / Student Concession - $7.00
Children (5yrs and over) - $5.00
Children (under 5 yrs) - FREE
Family group of four - $25.00
Group bookings (10 or more people) - from $7.00 per person

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