A beautiful view of the historic Calthorpes' House

Calthorpes' House

Visit Calthorpes' House and step back to life in early Canberra. Not far from the city centre, the Spanish Mission Style house was built in 1927 and is a window into an almost forgotten world. This genuine survivor is a treasure house of domestic history. Original furnishings, household appliances and photos all tell a vivid story of family life in Canberra's early days.

Don't miss the Second World War bomb shelter in the backyard.

Education and community programs are available. Bookings are only required for groups.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Weekends: 1pm - 4pm or by request for group bookings of 20 or more people; Public Holidays: Closed

ENTRY COSTS

SOCIAL MEDIA

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Ranked #69 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

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Great visit

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Great time capsule from a prominent family, very interesting and a lovely staff. Enjoyed the whole thing. Did you know that there are hidden credit card charges if you book with Trip Advisor, and no...

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Pleasant house frozen in time

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This house has a frozen-in-time vibe, like the owners just stepped out (60 years ago). It's an interesting look into Canberra as a modern city. The tour was well executed and informative. A great...

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Delightful Heritage House in Red Hill (I could live there)

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Over the years, I have visited this home many times, often with children on school excursions. A recent visit still impressed me with how lovingly the house has been preserved as though the family...

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VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a virtual tour of Calthorpes' House.

FEATURES

  • Carpark
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop