Runnymede – Tours and Activities

Half Day or Less

This beautifully preserved 19th-century elegant Marine Villa and exquisite gardens is just an eight-minute drive from the Hobart CBD (on route to MONA). It is owned and operated by the National Trust.

Runnymede has a rich collection of artifacts related to the maritime interests of Captain Charles Bayley, who named the house after his favourite ship.

The house was built around 1836 for Robert Pitcairn, one of the first lawyers admitted to the Supreme Court in the Van Diemen’s Land colony and a leading campaigner against the transportation of convicts from Britain. It was also home to Bishop Francis Nixon, Tasmania’s first Anglican bishop.

Access to the house is by guided tour of the house or garden, as well as for events. Follow us on Facebook and check our website regularly for updates and bookings at

CLOSED for winter maintenance June and July, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.



Explore the elegant whaling captain’s 19th-century house and gardens of Runnymede with one of the National Trust’s passionate volunteers.

Access by guided tour only, bookings advised, all ages welcome.

Tours operate on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday (closed Mon & Sat) at 1000, 1100, 12 noon, 1300, 1400, 1500, or Sunday at 1230, 1330 and 1430.

Tours cost is Adult: $15, Concessions: $12, Child (age 6-16): $10, Family (Up to three children aged 16 and under): $40, Concession Family (Up to three children aged 16 and under): $40, Children under six years are free. National Trust members are free (show card on entry, international cards ok).

Disabled Access

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