Runnymede House

61 Bay Road, New Town

Saturday, Nov 12

Sunday, Nov 13

Hidden in a small side street in New Town, Runnymede is a beautifully kept National Trust property. The restoration of this grand home has been carefully completed, and is now furnished as a gentleman’s residence of the 1840s. Named for owner Captain Charles Bayley’s favourite ship, Runnymede was the Bayley family home for more than 100 years. The house contains rich collections of material related to the whaling and maritime interests of the family, as well as artworks and family possessions of previous owners Bishop Francis Nixon – Tasmania’s first Anglican Bishop – and Scottish-born lawyer Robert Pitcairn, who played a part in the abolition of convict transportation.

Runnymede survives with house, cottage, coach house and an extensive garden that includes many historic trees and plants, including roses and fruit trees. Join National Trust volunteers on guided tours through this beautifully detailed heritage building that reveal its history, furnishings and finest details.

Open: Saturday 12 + Sunday 13 November, 10 am – 3 pm


New Town

Building Type

Architectural Periods

Mid-Twentieth Century (1940-1960)

Pre-separation Colonial (1836-1850)



History of Hobart


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