Tour of Shene Estate and Afternoon Tea
04 May 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Shene Estate, Pontville, Tasmania
Member – $40.00
Price per current TMAG member
Behind the scenes tour and afternoon tea at Shene Estate
Granted by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1819, Shene Estate showcases Gothic architecture and convict craftsmanship at its finest. Since acquiring Shene in 2007 the Kernke family has been working to conserve this historic site. They are passionate about conserving Shene to the highest standards and sharing the stories of the property’s rich and colourful past.
We have arranged an exclusive private tour of the Shene Estate guided by the Kernkes, including the homestead, stables, barn, servants quarters, dairy and outbuildings. Following the tour, we will be treated to a ‘Butler’s Bounty’ afternoon tea served in the historic 1851 stables. We are reliably informed by those who have enjoyed afternoon tea at Shene that you should skip lunch and probably dinner too.
Proceeds from tours are used to fund the conservation works.
Members $40 Non-members $45 including afternoon tea
Shene Estate, Pontville
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