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It is certainly worth the trip to see this historic property on the outskirts of Canberra.

Self tours or guided (included in the entry fee) tours are available. A self guided tour, which we did, through the homestead, outhouses and gardens took us around an hour. After our tour we had time for a late breakfast (brunch) in the attached and quite reasonable café. Alternatively we could have brought a picnic and enjoyed it in the beautiful gardens.

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The Lanyon Homestead lies at the foot of the Brindabella Ranges. The 1850s house and later additions have been tastefully restored and furnished. It houses a great collection of Australiana which will, no doubt, bring back memories of yesteryear to many. The staff are very knowledgeable and interested in explaining things to visitors.

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Lanyon remains a sheep and cattle property though that part is not accessible to the public.

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Regular Opening Times:
Tuesday – Sunday 10am-4pm
Most public holidays, call to confirm.

Admission cost (2017)
$7 Adult
$5 Concession
$15 Family

Three site Admission: Visit the three Historic House Museums, Lanyon Homestead, Calthorpes’ House and Mugga-Mugga Cottage. Reviews for other too coming soon – ticket valid one year.

$15 Adult
$10 Concession
$30 Family

Address: Tharwa Drive, Tharwa
Directions: Canberra side of the Tharwa Bridge.
Website: http://www.historicplaces.com.au/lanyon-homestead


For my next CANBERRA – TUGGERNONG AND SOUTHERN ACT review click HERE.
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