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Calthorpes' House

Calthorpes' House exterior
a couplelooking into the entry to an air raid shelter
An open suitcase containing a WWII gas mask
a book shelf filled with old publications
Calthorpes' House exterior
a couplelooking into the entry to an air raid shelter
An open suitcase containing a WWII gas mask
a book shelf filled with old publications

Overview

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.

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24 Mugga Way, Red Hill, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 35 reviews

“Fascinating”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by jengarrys

This beautiful home in Canberra suburbs was fascinating having been left in a time warp with original furnishings and appliances of my grandmothers generation. Ross was the guide of our group and...

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“An interesting journey into Canberra’s past”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3mos ago by H4801JCbillyc

Really appreciated Tracy’s tour. She was friendly and knowledgeable and guided us through the history of the place. A very interesting tour, thanks!

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“Great relaxing place”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Peter2012Jakarta

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...

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  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet