Inspiring & Diverse Experiences

Carrick Hill is Australia’s most intact twentieth-century heritage house museum and garden. Aspects of its privately-collected French, British and Australian fine and decorative arts collection are of an international standard, including masterpieces of British modernism and fine examples of seventeenth-century furniture and house fittings. The garden, grounds, house and collections are all integral to the definition of Carrick Hill.

Please see the Contact page for admission information and opening hours.

What's on...

Passion & Taste: a celebration of collecting

Why did the Haywards collect such a distinct array of paintings, furniture, decorative arts and object de virtu?



Carrick Hill Winter Closure

27 June TO 2 August 2016

Carrick Hill will be closed from Monday 27th June to Tuesday 2nd August 2016 for maintenance and cleaning.


Adelaide Biennial

27 February TO 15 May 2016

For the 2016 Adelaide Biennial, Curator and Assistant Director Lisa Slade takes her obsession with the Wunderkammer to a new level.



The Story

Carrick Hill is fortunate to be one of the few period homes in Australia to survive with its original contents almost completely intact and its grounds undiminished.


House & Gardens

Carrick Hill is a significant South Australian cultural tourism attraction. It comprises a major heritage building, being the previous home of Sir Edward and Lady Ursula Hayward; internationally significant art collections; original subsidiary buildings such as stables; and approximately 40 hectares of land which includes approximately 26 hectares of native bushland.



Carrick Hill promotes and encourages the interest of the public in Carrick Hill as an historic house and garden with major art collections by creating inspiring diverse experiences.



Add your story to the history of Carrick Hill.

Wedding receptions and ceremonies

Story Book Trail

Designed to enable children to explore and discover the natural world.