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Calthorpes' House Tours 2024

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Step into the story of the Calthorpe family and their life in the new capital city of Canberra. The Calthorpes moved into their new home in 1927. Designed by the architects Oakley and Parkes (who also designed the Prime Minister’s residence, The Lodge), the house includes the original furnishings purchased by Mrs Calthorpe and the family’s belongings – the pianola and music, books, receipts, clothes, appliances, photographs and ornaments. This rare and intact domestic collection reflects the tastes and social history of Canberra life in the early-mid twentieth century.


$10 | Adults
$8 | Concession
$30 | Family
Free | Children under 5

All visitors MUST book a ticket, including children of all ages.

Concession: Seniors, Canberra Museum & Gallery Members and children 6 and up.

Free: Children 5 years and under, ‘On the House’ ticket holders (must hand in the ticket on arrival) and carers accompanying a person with special needs/patient (ACT Companion Card).

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