Unfortunately due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Bilton’s restaurant and the Heritage tours are closed.
The Claremont House tour & tea operates Sundays at 2pm and takes approximately 3 hours. The guided tour takes in the 5 acre estate and 164sq mansion, all four storeys and five staircases. It is recommended that guests wear suitable walking shoes. The ground floor and restaurant of Claremont House has level access throughout. Private tour bookings for groups between 15 – 50 guests can be organised on any day, morning or afternoon.
For the first century of its life, Claremont House was owned by wealthy and powerful merchants, businessmen, politicians, a Captain in the English Army and an Australian Test Cricket Captain. Claremont House was a grand mansion, located on top of a hill looking down on its surrounding 734 acres of land.
In 1940, as part of a compulsory acquisition by the government, the property passed into the hands of the Red Cross Society and became known as the Lady Clark Convalescent Hospital for returned servicemen. Following World War II, the “grand old Lady Clark ”became a rehabilitation centre for thousands of servicemen and later the general community after it was acquired by the Royal Hobart Hospital. Adult education occupied the property in later years, when increasing maintenance costs caused relinquish of the building and a demolition order was passed to facilitate sale into private ownership. Claremont House had been condemned and was to become another historic building lost forever.
Hear the story of Claremont House, development of the heritage listed estate, the lives of the aristocratic owners and their domestic servants. Tours of the Victorian Italianate mansion and heritage listed gardens are complimented with a morning or afternoon tea buffet served in the Grand Dining Hall. Private group bookings for 15-50 guests and most dietary requirements can be catered for. The ground floor and grand dining hall has level access. The cost of tour and tea is $35 per person and takes approximately 3 hours but can be tailored to suit your needs. Concession discounts are available, children $15 and under 6 is free.
All enquiries and bookings to (03) 6249 8818 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
All tours operate between 2-5pm. Private tour bookings for groups of 15 – 50 guests can be made on any day of the week by contacting Management on 62498818. Most dietary requirements can be catered for if advised at time of booking.