ZIEBELL'S FARMHOUSE MUSEUM AND HERITAGE GARDEN

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Please note that all relevant COVID-19 settings are being observed which
includes proof of full vaccination or medical exemption and QR check-in. 
Please see our Visiting page for opening hours and further details. 

 

Visiting Ziebell's Farmhouse

 

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Westgarthtown

 

 

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).

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EXHIBITION IN A BOOKLET

Our new postal exhibition about Edgars Creek in Thomastown
and Lalor is being circulated to local residents in May.

 

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NOW SHOWING AT ZIEBELL'S FARMHOUSE

The story of the central garden and the memories of descendants
who have tended and developed the gardens since the 1850’s.

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Our garden featured in The Age

Megan Backhouse tells the story of the Ziebell's Farmhouse and its restoration.

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Ziebell’s Farmhouse has recently become the first and only Accredited museum
in the City of Whittlesea
by successfully completing Museums
Australia (Victoria)'s Museum Accreditation Program (MAP)

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Our moving documentary tells the story of
Westgarthtown descendants during World War 1.

Watch the film >

Read the full story of Westgarthtown during WW1 >

 

 

 


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