Calthorpes' House Open Day

22 Jun 2019

Calthorpes' House Open Day

Saturday 22 June: 10am-4pm

Free tours
Bookings by Wednesday 19 June

Calthorpes’ House re-opens after extensive conservation works. Celebrate with free entry, extended opening hours, family activities and special tours – including a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour led by Furniture and Interiors Conservator, Greg Peters and ACT Historic Places Collection Manager, Jennifer Elton.

Hear the pianola playing and enjoy a warm scone baked in the original wood oven. Kids can build a cubby house on the lawn and make their own wrapping paper using stamps by Megan Hinton and inspired by the Calthorpe Collection.

Morning tours: Meet the Calthorpes

10am – 11.30am, every 30 minutes
See the everyday life of the family through their personal objects, bedrooms and kitchen.

Behind the Scenes Tour: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Hear about the conservation works and the enormous task of packing up the collection and putting the rooms back together.

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Afternoon tours: Call on the Calthorpes

1.30pm – 3.30pm, every 30 minutes
See where visitors were entertained, hear the pianola play, take a look at the kitchen and how the maid ensured everything ran smoothly when the family had guests.

Tour sizes are limited. Book your spot at