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.

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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?



Important Information for Spring 2016

3 August TO 4 December 2016

Information for Wednesday 3rd August to Sunday 4th December 2016


Year of the Pearl

9 March TO 4 December 2016

Traditionally pearls are used to celebrate thirtieth anniversaries. At Carrick Hill our 30th anniversary year, in which we celebrate our opening to the public by Queen Elizabeth II on 9 March 1986, has become the Year of the Pearl.



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.