May is Heritage Festival Month

Tasmania's heritage places, museums and historical groups are sharing their stories throughout the month of May as part of the 2018 Tasmanian Heritage Festival.

This year's Festival is celebrating the diversity of cultures that have shaped Tasmania's shared heritage. It is an opportunity to reflect on the places where we live, work, and travel, and why they are special, celebrating our many diverse and distinctive cultures.

More than 90 events are listed in this years program, including:

  • The farming story of the Archers at Brickendon. Located near Longford, Brickendon has been continuously farmed since the 1820s by six generations of Archer descendants. Each generation of custodians has ensured that the convict-built farm village, Georgian country house and formal garden remain largely intact.
  • Tours of Woolnorth, running daily subject to bookings and availability. The tours will include an up close visit of the Wind Farm and information centre, a visit to the historic Woolnorth homestead settled in 1831 and a visit to the breath taking Cape Grim. For more information phone 6452 1493, or email info@woolnorthtours.com.au
  • The Convict Monologues at the Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Be transported back in time as the Tasmanian Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, deliver a series of monologues evoking tales of the lives and times of convicts. Bookings for this event on Tuesday 29 May are essential. Visit www.nationaltrustas.rezdy.com/232190/convcit-monologues.
  • Free entry to the Low Head Pilot Station on Wednesday 16 May from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm for a tour of the station and a chance to hear the stories of the 1835 museum building and the pilot service that's operated on the site since 1805.
For a copy of the program visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf/ or contact the National Trust in Tasmania.

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