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** Currently closed to public to protect well-being of volunteers and visitors - until further notice **
Normal hours: Thursday to Monday 10am to 4pm. Last admission 3.30pm

Wonnerup House

Thursday to Monday 10am - 4pm
935 Layman Rd, Wonnerup WA 6280
  • Special exhibitions (galleries, museums etc)
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    Child Friendly
  • Picnic Spot
    Picnic Spot
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    Sunny Day

Nestled between a majestic Tuart forest and the Vasse Estuary wetlands, the peaceful, almost romantic setting of Wonnerup belies a more difficult and turbulent past. The house, school and ancillary buildings are a powerful reminder of the isolation, danger and struggles faced by the Layman family during its 120 year occupation of Wonnerup.

National Trust home of Australia

Homestead ( 1859) later converted to a dairy, kitchen, stables, blacksmith, school and teachers house.

Set on several acres of farm land with lawns and gardens surrounding the main buildings, including an abundance of wildflowers.

In an exciting longer-term project, the National Trust will be exploring ways to present a comprehensive interpretation of this important site over the next few years.

The National Trust aims to have a temporary presentation in place by late 2021. 

Visitors are welcome to explore the house while this work is underway, gaining insights on the National Trust's approach to interpretation, storytelling and develop an appreciation of the boarder cultural landscape.

For the present, entry is by donation.



Google Reviews

11
Nov
2019
A nice bit of history, if your passing by. Pauline Bradshaw
10
Mar
2020
This is an astonishing place. I recommend everyone goes to see it so they can get an idea of what it was like in the 19th century on a farm in the South West. Keith Mckenzie
24
Feb
2019
Very interesting trip into the past. This place is impeccably maintained. Good to just wander around and feel the vibe. Very calming. Michael Terwindt
27
Oct
2018
Very cool place. The olive trees are 150 odd years old! No mention of the massacres though..... Emcee Boogieboots
16
Nov
2017
Historical National Trust House. Interesting historical information and well preserved house and buildings with furnished rooms showing the process of everyday life from the early 1900s. Beautifully kept gardens with long views across the fields. David Keigwin
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