Wonnerup House

Star 4.5 (39 Google reviews)

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 (cash only).




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Wonnerup House

935 Layman Rd, Wonnerup WA 6280, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.5 (39 Google reviews)
felicity wolf 12 July 2022

If your into history & stories about past families on the land in early settlement, then you'll enjoy a walk through Wonnerup House & Grounds.

Roz Hancock 20 October 2022

Outside it’s a beautiful setting. The family story and their relationships with the Aboriginal people interesting and tragic. I wanted to give 5 stars but some of the rooms stunk of rats, could you just clean before opening,? especially the room next to the office. I disagree with the trusts approach, how can anyone imagine life in the 1800s when there is no furniture. It sounds like before the roof repairs the house was better cared for 😢.

Michele Millane 27 September 2022

Stunning place, full of beauty & history, both uplifting & tragic for all people historically. Beautifully presented homestead & related buildings with breathtaking areas to stroll. A visit is a must & curator very helpful, informative & friendly.

David Keigwin 16 November 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.

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