Phone: 03 6278 1269

Amenities: Carpark, Toilets, Food Available, Guided Tours Available, Gift Shop

Suitable for Ages: Families

Ticket Information:

  • Buy Tickets – Hobart Visitor Centre 03 6238 4222
  • Additional fees may apply

This beautifully preserved 19th-century whaling captain’s elegant homestead is just 8 minutes’ drive from the Hobart CBD (on route to MONA).

Now dedicated to marine conservation, Runnymede has a rich collection of artefacts related to the maritime interests of Captain Charles Bayley and his family, who made it their home for over 100 years.

The house was built around 1836 for Robert Pitcairn, one of the first lawyers admitted to the Supreme Court in the Van Diemen’s Land colony and a leading campaigner against the transportation of convicts from Britain.

Today it is lovingly preserved and managed by the National Trust and host to a wide variety of events, from guided tours and living history theatre; to weddings, corporate cocktail functions, antique fairs, plants sales and high teas.

Upcoming events at Runnymede Historic House & Gardens

Map showing Runnymede Historic House & Gardens