Carrick Hill’s Volunteer Tour Guides take visitors through the house, telling the history of the Haywards and their home, as well as the artworks and furnishings.

Amongst the many paintings are works by Dobell, Gaugin and Sickert. There are sculptures by Jacob Epstein of Albert Einstein, Bernard Shaw and Sir Winston Churchill. The house is decorated for English country life living and includes some interesting furnishings of William Morris. Carrick Hill also holds exhibitions of artists related to the Hayward’s collecting or patronage.

Carrick Hill is open to the public from Wednesday through to Sunday with guided tours at 11:30am and 2:30pm.

To book a tour for a group larger than 15 people it will be necessary to arrange a tour time, please call 8433 1700 or email


Public Guided Garden Tours are held on the last Thursday of the month at 10.30am. Tour included with the purchase of a house admission.

Guided tours of the formal garden with one of Carrick Hill's Gardeners can be arranged by appointment only.

The tour will give glimpses into the history and future of the garden as well as some tips for your own garden.

To book a tour for a group, please call 8433 1700 or email (minimum numbers apply)