Prime Minister's House Tour, Home Hill, Devonport
- Duration: 1 Hours
Go behind the scenes of the political and private lives of Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons, his wife Dame Enid
(the first woman elected to federal parliament) and their 12 children with this guided tour of their 1916 Devonport homestead.
Home Hill was the family home of Tasmania's only Prime Minister Joseph Lyons, his wife Dame Enid Lyons - the first woman elected to Australia's federal parliament - and their 12 children.
Built for the family in 1916, it became their haven from public life and remains largely as it was when Dame Enid last lived there in 1981, complete with her original furnishings and memorabilia.
Dame Enid's style is evident throughout the house, with an amazing array of wallpapers from the 1940s to the 1970s beneath classic pressed tin ceilings; and in the garden through the rock walls and paths, the pond and the garden rooms.
Every part of Home Hill houses a rich collection of the political and personal mementos of two people who dedicated their lives to public service and their family.
Age 6 and under free. Child price is for age 7 to 16.
NATIONAL TRUST MEMBERS: are entitled to a free daytime tour (card to be shown on arrival). Please select NT Member when booking online.
REFUND POLICY: No refunds can be provided, but we will try to accommodate change of date and time requests whenever possible.