Name: Calthorpes' House
Location: 24 Mugga Way Red Hill, Canberra ACT
Opening hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays 1pm �� 4pm
Description: Calthorpes' House is a house built in the late 1920s in Canberra and lived in by a family of four. Still in its original state, you can visit for an insight into the time when it was first lived in. Indoor activity.
Price Guide: $
Phone: 02 6295 1945
Built in 1927, Calthorpes' House is a great example of early Canberra architecture and still exists in its original state with the same furnishishings and memorabilia including household applicances, clothing, toys and a pianola, which you can listen to being played by one of the house's guides. There's even a 1920's laundry complete with a copper and wringer and souvenirs left from the First World War.
Out of the house, you can enjoy the garden that has been well tendered and the perfect spot to have a cup of tea. While you're outside, enter the air raid shelter at the back of the garden - a reminder of the threat of attack during World War Two.
You can join a guided tour of the Canberra house for a comprehensive insight into its history, the time and the way Harry and Dell Calthorpe along with their two daughters Del and Dawn lived.