COVID-19 advice

18 Mar 2020— 1 Jul 2020

COVID-19 advice

ACT Historic Places (Lanyon Homestead, Calthorpes’ House and Mugga-Mugga Cottage) will be closed from 24 March 2020 until further notice as a public health precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19.  

The closures affect all exhibitions, learning and community programs, venue hire bookings and group tours as well as general visitation.  The Lanyon’s Barracks Espresso Bar and Eating House will also be closed.

In closing these venues, the priority of ACT Historic Places is to safeguard the health of our visitors and staff.

We will be in contact with you if you have made a booking for an event or venue hire.  Key staff will be monitoring email and will be able to address urgent enquiries and concerns.

We will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond promptly to guidance from ACT Government health authorities.  We encourage our community to do the same via the ACT Health websiteOur decision to reopen will be made in consultation with ACT Government health authorities.

Our website,
ACT Historic Places, will include information about digital programs being developed and made accessible online during the coming weeks. In the meantime, we hope to stay in touch and invite you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

This is a difficult time for everyone, and we appreciate the support of our community and wish everyone a safe path through this period ahead.