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...

Carrick Hill Home Show

The guest wing will be set back in place for the summer season for visitors to enjoy the guest bedrooms and their stylish 1940's decor.



Tour: British - Australian Modernism

20 January TO 20 January 2019

Join Dr Georgina Downey on a tour of the art collection and d├ęcor at Carrick Hill.


Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

25 January TO 27 January 2019

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand  Adapted by Glyn Maxwell Presented by Blue Sky Theatre &  Open Gardens SA 25, 26, 27 January 2019 • 6:30pm Price: $35  Tickets:



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.