About

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

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.

Current ACT Historic Places Advisory Committee members