From Thursday 1st March to 15th April, visitors to Runnymede will be able to see 90 years of Tasmania’s fashion history at Runnymede with the Clarendon Garment Collection.

For a limited time only, part of the exquisite Clarendon Garment Collection is being brought to Runnymede for public view as part of the Captain’s Tour of the property.

The collection is extremely delicate and precious, with rare and beautiful dresses not usually on public display.

Access to the collection is included in the regular tour ticket cost, available online through

Just 8 minutes’ drive from Hobart CBD (on route to MONA), Runnymede has a rich collection of artefacts related to the maritime interests of Captain Charles Bayley, who named the house after his favourite ship. His family and their descendants made it their home for over 100 years.

There are also historic artworks and possessions of the previous owner Bishop Francis Nixon, Tasmania’s first Anglican bishop.

This elegant homestead was built around 1836 for Robert Pitcairn, one of the first lawyers admitted to the Supreme Court in the Van Diemen’s Land colony and a leading campaigner against the transportation of convicts from Britain.

Event Details:
Launch: Thursday 1st March 5.30pm
Runnymede, 61 Bay Rd, New Town

National Trust Tasmania