The Champion Race Mare Rose Garden sits in front of the homestead and has been beautifully restored. It includes the Black Caviar, Makybe Diva and Winks roses.
The Woodlands Historic Homestead is one of only 107 prefabricated buildings across Australia dating from the 1800s for which a World Heritage listing is being sought.
The Champion Race Mare Rose Garden sits in front of the homestead and has been beautifully restored. It includes the Black Caviar, Makybe Diva and Winks roses.

Woodlands Historic Homestead

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Peter Thompson 1843

Description

Woodlands Homestead, located at Woodlands Historic Park, is a unique and treasured part of Victoria’s heritage. A kit home manufactured in London by Peter Thompson and brought to Australia by William Pomeroy Green when he emigrated with his family in 1843, the homestead and associated outbuildings still retain many of the original features from this time.

The homestead is one of 107 early prefabricated buildings across Australia that are currently undergoing a joint application for listing on the World Heritage register. It is the only known example of the work of English prefabricated builder Thompson in Australia.

What's On

Woodlands Historic Homestead is an 1840s prefabricated kit home that has undergone some updates over time, including a California Bungalow façade update in the 1920s. There is also an extensive range of outbuildings to explore and enjoy.

This year's tours will highlight features of the homestead associated with it being a prefabricated building. The guided tour will head through the homestead and outbuildings, pointing out features that reflect the homestead's journey through time, from the 1840s wall to the blacksmith shop with supposed links to Ned Kelly's armour.

Children's Activities

Favourite kids' activities include interacting with our five resident mini horses and feeding the homestead hens

Images: (1) The historic homestead with its fully restored heritage gardens in the foreground. (2) Inside the historic homestead. All photos: courtesy of Living Legends. (3) The historic homestead with its fully restored heritage gardens in the foreground.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 July
Open access 10am-4pm
Tours run 11am, 12pm, 1.15pm + 2.30pm
Running for 30 minutes in groups of 20

No bookings required. Tour group capacity is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

ACCESSIBILITY

Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby

While wheelchair accessibility of the homestead is excellent, wheelchair accessibility of the outbuildings is limited

Location

Woodlands Dr, Greenvale VIC 3059

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