Reopening advice

18 Mar 2020—31 Oct 2020

Reopening advice

We are delighted to be re-opening to the public following the advice of the ACT Government.

Lanyon Homestead Historic Precinct re-opened to the public on 10 June 2020. The opening hours for Lanyon is Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. The Barracks Café is also open during these hours.

Calthorpes’ House and Mugga-Mugga Cottage will reopen on 27 June and 4 July respectively.

Our priority is to provide a safe environment for our visitors, staff and volunteers. Due to social distancing requirements, we are unable to allow access into the houses and indoor tours have been suspended. All our properties are located within beautiful gardens and grounds, so we are providing new outdoor tours. As part of the outdoor tour, visitors will also be given a pass to return for a free museum tour once we resume our indoor tours.

Outdoor tours can be booked on-line.

Information about Lanyon outdoor tours and bookings can be found here.

Information about garden tours of Calthorpes' House can be found here.

Information about tours of the Mugga Mugga Cottage Precinct can be found here.

School Excursions and Public Programs

With further easing of restrictions, Learning Programs and school excursions will re-commence in Term 3. We are also planning some wonderful public programs as part of Floriade Reimagined 2020. Lanyon Homestead Historic Precinct is a key destination with 15,000 bulbs and seedlings planted in preparation. The gardens will be spectacular this Spring.

Weddings and Functions

We are taking wedding and function bookings for Lanyon Homestead. The number of guests will be guided by current ACT Health guidelines.

Stay Safe

You will notice some additional hygiene measures when you visit, including signage and hand sanitiser units. We ask visitors to stay home if they are unwell and showing cold-like symptoms.

As Canberra recovers from COVID-19,  ACT Historic Places is looking forward to safely sharing our community’s collections, exhibitions, gardens and history and welcoming back our visitors.