Oak Lodge – Richmond, Tasmania

Oak Lodge at 18 Bridge Street, Richmond is a highly regarded Georgian house in largely original condition, owned by the National Trust and run as a local museum by Coal River Valley Historical Society volunteers.

Oak Lodge was constructed around 1830 as a home by free settler and builder Henry Buscombe. Since that time it has been home to a magistrate, a hotel licensee, clergymen, doctors, a historian, teachers and artists. A school and a medical practice have been operated on the premises.
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Donated to the National Trust in 1998 by the late Miss Muriel Horsfall, the property is managed by the Coal River Valley Historical Society as a museum – in accordance with Muriel’s wishes. Society volunteers maintain Oak Lodge and regularly open the site to visitors. Oak Lodge is the only Tasmanian home and garden of its type that is open to the public.

  • Stunning Gothic Revival Wallpaper
  • Furniture and Paintings
  • 1880’s Schoolroom
  • Early 20th century GP’s Surgery
  • ‘Kitchenalia’ and Other Artefacts
  • Rambling Garden and Stables
  • History Themed Talks and Displays
  • Occasional Social Events

Opening Hours

Please note that opening is subject to the availability of volunteers and may be cancelled without notice. If you are making a special trip, please phone ahead to ensure that someone is available to open the house for you. Contact the Society’s President, Lois Green, on 0447 604 153.
Visit Oak Lodge – full details here.

Monday
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday
11:30 am – 3:30 pm