Prime Minister's House Tour
- 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.
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.