About

ACT Historic Places cares for three significant heritage-listed sites: Lanyon, Calthorpes' House and Mugga-Mugga.

ACT Historic Places wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land that Lanyon Homestead, Calthorpes' House and Mugga-Mugga are located, the Ngunnawal people. The Ngunnawal people maintain a close connection with this area and we respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the protection and preservation  of this landscape, and the life of the Canberra region. We also  acknowledge and welcome other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have a connection with this area.

Lanyon Homestead is a must-see for visitors to Canberra looking to experience the region’s and Australia’s settlement history. The Lanyon grounds are beautiful and popular for picnics and family celebrations.

Calthorpes’ House provides a rare and engaging insight into the domestic life of Australia in the mid 1900s.

Mugga Mugga Cottage provides an authentic setting to reflect on how life was lived on the Limestone Plains before Canberra was established.

ACT Historic Places is renowned for delivering high quality community and school learning programs.

Our sites include well-cared for collections of national significance that provide a rare community asset for enjoyment, education and research.

Both our sites and their collections are managed according to the priniciples of the Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance, The Burra Charter, 2013.

Historic Places Advisory Committee

The Historic Places Advisory Committee is responsible to the Board of the Cultural Facilities Corporation for providing expert strategic advice on the conservation and interpretation of the Historic Places In this role, the Committee advises on how the we can provide cultural leadership, excellence and innovation in the conservation and interpretation of ACT’s Historic Places, in recognition of their cultural heritage significance.  

The Committee may be invited to provide advice about other aspects of the functions of the Historic Places from time to time. In performing the above role, the Committee serves as a valuable link between the ACT Historic Places and the wider community.

Current ACT Historic Places Advisory Committee members