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.
TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING
Ranked #69 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor
TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS
Reviewed on 7 Jul 2016
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...
Reviewed on 2 Mar 2016
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...
Reviewed on 13 Feb 2016
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...
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet