Calthorpes' House

Calthorpes' House

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

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.

  • Calthorpes' House exterior
    Calthorpes' House
  • a couplelooking into the entry to an air raid shelter
    Visitors can view the air-raid shelter large enough to house two families
  • An open suitcase containing a WWII gas mask
    House hole items, emergency supplies and personal items are on view
  • a book shelf filled with old publications
    Books and reading material from the mid 1900s still sit where they were kept so many years ago

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

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

COSTS

Between $7.00 and $15.00
Adults: $7; Concession: $5; Family $15.

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Calthorpes' House

24 Mugga Way, Red Hill, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Carpark

Non Smoking Establishment

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 33 REVIEWS

Ranked #17 of 40 Museums in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Great relaxing place”

Reviewed on 15/01/2021

Today visited Lanyon Homestead. The homestead itself was shut due to covid. The gardens and buildings were open. Very picturesque place and well worth the visit. We did the guide tour and found it...

Review by

Peter2012Jakarta

“Slice of Canberra history”

Reviewed on 03/10/2020

Due to Covid our tour was limited to the property gardens and grounds

Built after WW1 a great example of Canberra upper class homes

Traditional gardens with many cottage type plants growable from...

Review by

AngelIoannou

“Amazing house, but hard to access via public transport!”

Reviewed on 08/01/2020

The house is beautifully preserved, even though some items had to be replaced due to natural wear and tear over the years. The guides were very informative and answered all the questions the touring...

Review by

gwendolphyn

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