Peninsula Farm

Located on the banks of the Swan River off Johnson Road, Maylands, is one of the first farms in the colony and the earliest metro residence still standing

As the site of one of the first farms in the colony and the earliest residence still standing in the metropolitan area, Peninsula Farm offers a unique opportunity to explore the first years of European settlement in Western Australia.

Constructed by Joseph Hardey in 1839, it was the third house he had built on Peninsula Farm, a property originally granted to him in 1830. Over the years the house was added to, expanded outwards and upwards. At the same time, the farm became smaller and smaller.

Peninsula Farm remained in the Hardey family until 1913. Joseph Hardey, and his son Richard, who took over management of the property in the late 1860s, were highly influential in the religious, business and political activities of the colony. Peninsula Farm, however, tells more than just their stories. It also tells of their wives and daughters, the women and servants who ran the house and the workers who ran the farm. It tells of farming, and how families and the young colony sustained themselves.


Johnson Road
Maylands 6051 WA


Friday to Sunday 12.30 pm to 4 pm


Closed July
If you are interested in volunteering opportunities please contact the National Trust. With your help we may be able to open more often.

Christmas closure last day open Saturday 16th December 2017, reopen Saturday 6th January 2018

Closing over Summer, last day open Sunday 28th January 2018, reopen Friday 2nd March 2018

(08) 9272 2630
Entry Fees:

Adults - $8.00
Adult Concession - $5.00
Children (over 5yrs) - $5.00
Family group of four - $20.00
Children (under 5 yrs) - FREE
National Trust Members - FREE
Group Bookings (10 or more people) - $5.00 per person

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