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Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Mintaro
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Designed in the Georgian style and completed in 1880, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum still includes most of its original furniture and fittings. Built for a wealthy sheep farmer, this mansion reminds modern visitors of the luxury once enjoyed by the region’s rich families. Past owners built up an impressive collection of artwork, most of which is still on display inside the museum. Situated within a large conservation park, the property also includes a sheep station, which is still intact and active. Make a brief stop to see the museum’s art collection, or arrange to stay at this well-preserved historical landmark, which offers accommodation for up to 18 visitors. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Martindale Hall Heritage Museum by using our Mintaro family vacation planner.
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I'm so glad we visited, this is an exceptional trip back in time. For $12 per adult we spent several hours wandering the home, each room holding information for us, as we imagined what living in such ... read more »
This gracious building provides a serene backdrop for a leisurely picnic. Considering the scant funds available to pay for the upkeep of this historical delight, it is in fine shape. The gardens are l... read more »
highly recommend a visit - it took us 2 hours to wander through the building....fantastic ! the gentleman who welcomed us at the entrance was very informative.
This place is one of the most interesting historical locations I have visited in SA. One of the most compelling features is the authenticity of the displays as they are originally from this site and just as the historical occupier left them and not merely recreations.
Nicely contained mansion with a nice Victorian/Edwardian feel to it. Seemed more 'homely' than many of its forebears in 'grand house' Europe but standing in its isolated yellow stone grandeur nonetheless. Must have been a pleasure to live there. Downton Hall in miniature?
Such an interesting place to visit for all members of the family
Magnificent! Featured as "Appleyard College" in Jim and Hal McElroy's 1975 motion picture, "Picnic at Hanging Rock", Martindale Hall in Mintaro, South Australia, has stood in isolated grandeur since 1880. The property is as spectacular inside as it is outside and is a treat to behold, taking us back to times when opulence, wealth and ties to England were inextricably linked. This is a heritage experience not to be missed.
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