Westgarthtown is an historic dairy farming settlement sixteen kilometres north of Melbourne established in 1850 by German and Wendish immigrants. Although now located within the residential suburbs of Thomastown and Lalor in the City of Whittlesea, many of Westgarthtown's outstanding bluestone heritage buildings and structures still survive. These include Ziebell's Farmhouse (c.1850-51), Victoria's oldest German immigrant building; a picturesque Lutheran Cemetery (1850); and Australia's oldest operating Lutheran Church (1856).
Our new exhibition tells the story of the central garden and
Extended Opening Hours
Ziebell’s Farmhouse is now open every Sunday from 11.30 to 3 pm and Tuesdays
Our garden featured in The Age
Megan Backhouse tells the story of the Ziebell's Farmhouse and its restoration.
Ziebell’s Farmhouse has recently become the first and only Accredited museum
Our moving documentary tells the story of