Narryna is a beautiful Georgian home, now open to the public, set in an old-world garden, in the heart of Battery Point, Hobart's original village. The home was builit over a three-year period by sea captain Andrew Haigh, who purchased two acres of land from the Reverand Robert Knopwood (the colony's first, and clergyman). At the time it was one of three houses in Battery Point and the land extended through to Salamanca Square and Haigh's warehouse.
Former owners include George Washington Walker, a Quaker missionary and founder of the Hobart Savings Bank.
Narryna has a nationally significant collection of furniture, china, silver, paintings and examples of fine art. It was originally established in 1957 as Australia's first folk museum, and has one of the most comprehensive collections of nineteenth century items in Australia.
The building is a classic example of Georgian architecture. It is set in large grounds and garden three or four minutes' walk from Salamanca Place.
National Trust Cards are not accepted as Narryna is not part of the National Trust.
Open: Tuesday through Friday 1030 to 1700; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 1400 to 1700.
Closed: Christmas Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day and the month of July.