Entally House

Entally House is a historic homestead with various outbuildings, including Australia's oldest conservatory, chapel, Stables & carriage house. The property encompasses grand, parklike surroundings with magnificent gardens and a vineyard.


History

Entally House was the family home of Thomas Reibey who was the Premier of Tasmania from 1876 to 1877. The Entally Estate was established in 1819 by Thomas Haydock Reibey II in Hadspen, Tasmania.

Thomas Haydock Reibey II was the eldest son of Thomas and Mary Reibey. Mary, the matriarch of the family, was transported to Australia in 1790 for the crime of horse stealing, then aged 14. She would later marry a junior officer of the East India Company, Thomas Reibey (senior), who established the Entally name as a successful trading company that owned a number of vessels running coal up the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales. Following her husband’s death in 1811, Mary became one of the richest and most successful businesswomen in Australia. She then obtained the grant of 300 acres of land upon which Thomas II was to settle and build the homestead and outbuildings. Today, Mary is most recognisable as the face of the Australian 20 dollar note.

The Estate provided the training grounds for the 1884 Melbourne Cup winner Malua, and includes a cricket oval that’s believed to be one of the first in the country; hosting games before Melbourne was settled.

The Entally Historic Site consists of Entally House and various outbuildings, including Australia's oldest Conservatory. The Estate encompasses grand, parklike surroundings with magnificent gardens and a vineyard, Regency furnishings, fine silverware, horse-drawn coaches and agricultural implements.


Open to the Public - 5 Days

Thursday - Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm (Closed every Tuesday & Wednesday)

Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday
Closed 25th, 26th, 31st December & 1st January
Closed June 1st - September 1st for annual site maintenance

 

Entry Costs

Adult - $15
Pensioner/Student - $12
Family - $35 (Two Adults + Unlimited Children)
Grounds Only - $7

 

Group Tour Costs

The Entally House site is open to group booking & bus tours. Please contact us for more information.

School Tour Pricing - $8 per child (Educators & Carers free)
Includes an educational talk, discussing the history of the Reibey Family, and Mary Reibey, the lady on the $20 note.
Guided tour through Entally House and grounds, and the use of the main lawn, for lunch under our Atlas Cedar Tree.
Step back in time, and let the students experience what life was like in the 1800’s.
Learn about the family that lived in the house, and the challenges they faced when living, in what was then, a remote
area of Van Diemen’s Land. So many tales of achievement, sadness, and secrets. If only the walls could talk!

Bus Tour Pricing - $12 per adult (Crew & Driver free)
Includes an educational talk, discussing the history of the Reibey Family, and Mary Reibey, the lady on the $20 note.
Self guided tour through Entally House and grounds. Catering options available for morning or afternoon tea, lunch
& beverages.