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Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Mintaro

(4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A favourite to visit, this English country home in the middle of the Australian bush. It's fascinating to see how English country living was transported into a foreign landscape. House is well preserv...  more »
  • A spectacular Geogian mansion with a wonderful volunteer who knows everything. Embodies a living history and the stories of two wealthy families who found wealth but not it seems happiness. English te...  more »
  • I hadn't visited for many years, so it was great to see this fantastic historical home again. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable and the rooms had beautiful antiquities collected by the Mortlock...  more »
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  • Martindale Hall- nearly jibbed at the $12 entry, but so glad I didn't. The stairs are astounding, the front for beauty, the backstairs for OH&S risk...Not for the frailer bodied, stick to the front stairs. Such astounding pieces of furniture and trinkets, all full of notations and explanations. If only Ayers house would give back the chandelier- the current foyer configuration is a disappointment.. nothing else is, however. The silver , pictures and furnishings on display are truly amazing. Looking at how the rich ppls methods of ablutions haha! Astounding the use of sheet leading to seal the edges around the floor of the bath and the butlers pantry washing up sink. Never think of it now we know the dangers of lead. Entry to one of the rooms will leave you with your heart racing without knowing why. Then you read the card and think... it figures. I won't say which room.. Wait until you go and see if you notice... Wonderful lawns and I have heard the stables are good too but I didn't go. A charming man in a Harry the Vet hat was a mine of information at the front entry xx Thanks for being there on the day so we all could have a lovely time looking at this state treasure! Well worth the detour!
  • One of my favorite places in the state. Such a beautiful house. Such a shame you cant stay there anymore. You cant experience that anywhere anymore. Living the history of this beautiful home
  • 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