The Village of Lower Crackpot

The very popular Village of Lower Crackpot is a whimsical artwork originally created by Brian Inder. It is a model village built to 1/5th scale. Each building has a story to tell, and is connected to real people, so in a way, the town is inhabited.

There is also the Cathy Freeman Sports Centre. Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen is the member for Lower Crackpot, complete with ivory tower (yes, they know about it and all are members of Clan Crackpot).

It is a university town including the School of Lateral Thinking, interplanetary balloon aviation, medical centre, and the School of Wood Chopping, Professor David Foster. It also includes C.B.D., factories and even a sleazy end of town where you will find Shirley's Joint, Wild Jo's Disco, Shanghai Reds and the headquarters of the Crackpot Angels Motor Cycle Club (new members accepted - buy your badge at the shop). The residential area is at Upper Lower Crackpot.

The village is dedicated to all those in middle life who, in this new economic age, are adjusted out of their jobs, professions, businesses, farms, careers and thrown onto the economic scrap heap.

The village is meant as an inspiration to these people – Crackpots’ motto is "fractus sed utilis," which means "broken but still useful." 

Why not get your very own copy...


500 Staverton Road
Promised Land, 7306
Tasmania Australia

Phone: 03 6491 1934


Adults: $25.00
Children: $12.50 (under 4 free)
Seniors: $20.00
Family (2 Adults, 2 Chn): $70.00

Open All Year,  all 364 Days - only closed on Christmas Day

Oct - April: 9 am - 5 pm
May - Sept: 10 am - 4 pm
Cafe: 10 am - 4 pm