Experience Westgarthtown


There are many ways to experience Westgarthtown. All the information you need to plan and guide you on your trip is here :


Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours


Private Functions




Westgarthtown Heritage Walk
[PDF, 648 KB]


Ziebell Garden Guide Supplement [PDF, 122 KB]


Enquiries: (03) 9464 5062



Museum & garden open

We are open from 11.30 to 3pm on Sundays. For your safety COVID-19 conditions of entry are in place.


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For the museum and garden, there are pre-booked (max. 4 people) 45 minute time slots. For the garden only, there are pre-booked (max. 6 people) 45 minute time slots.


Physical distancing, registration, masks and other guidelines will be required for entry.

Book using the button above. If it is a last-minute visit call 0418 552 557 to enquire if there are bookings available.


Admission charges

Adults $3.00
Children 50c


Open Day Enquiries: (03) 9464 1805

General & Tour Enquiries: (03) 9464 5062

Location: 100 Gardenia Road, Thomastown (Melway 8 H5)

More information: Read about Ziebell's Farmhouse here.



Tours of Westgarthtown


Each year thousands of visitors from Melbourne and beyond, experience the wonder of Westgarthtown. Visitors generally start with a guided tour of the Thomastown Pioneer Precinct conducted by the Friends of Westgarthtown.


These guided discovery tours, which include Ziebell's farmhouse, the Thomastown Lutheran church and the nearby Westgarthtown cemetery, introduce visitors to 19th century German immigration and settlement in Australia, the Lutheran Church and German/Australian architecture and culture. Extended heritage tours are also available.


Groups which have visited Westgarthtown include Probus and Rotary clubs, historical societies, U3As, church groups, walking clubs and primary and secondary schools. German language trails also enable students to immerse themselves in a live German/Australian learning experience.



Tours available: Monday to Friday (by appointment only).

Price: Adults $5.00, Schoolchildren $3.00 (per person)

Morning or afternoon tea: Add $2.50 (per person)

Telephone: (03) 9464 5062

Email: tours@westgarthtown.org.au


Minimum of 10 people required. A cancellation fee of $50 applies to bookings cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.


Self Guided Tours


Westgarthtown Heritage WalkWhile visiting Ziebell's Farmhouse, why not take a self guided walking tour of the Lutheran reserve and other historical sites of Westgarthtown? Our four page downloadable guide contains maps showing you how to get there, the recommended walking route and the location of each site. It also contains background historical information and interesting information about each site.


- Download Westgarthtown Heritage Walk [PDF, 648 KB]






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Private Functions


Unfortunately Ziebell's Farmhouse cannot be made available for private functions.


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