Calthorpes’ House Open Day
Calthorpes’ House re-opens after extensive conservation works. Celebrate with free entry, extended opening hours, family activities and special tours – including a ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour led by Furniture and Interiors Conservator, Greg Peters and ACT Historic Places Collection Manager, Jennifer Elton.
Hear the pianola playing and enjoy a warm scone baked in the original wood oven. Kids can build a cubby house on the lawn and make their own wrapping paper using stamps by Megan Hinton and inspired by the Calthorpe Collection.
Saturday 22 June
Morning tours: Meet the Calthorpes
10am – 11.30am, every 30 minutes
See the everyday life of the family through their personal objects, bedrooms and kitchen.
Behind the Scenes Tour: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Hear about the conservation works and the enormous task of packing up the collection and putting the rooms back together. To book in for the Behind the Scenes Tour click here
Afternoon tours: Call on the Calthorpes
1.30pm – 3.30pm, every 30 minutes
See where visitors were entertained, hear the pianola play, take a look at the kitchen and how the maid ensured everything ran smoothly when the family had guests.
Tour sizes are limited. Book your spot.
Bookings by Wednesday 19 June
Calthorpes’ House, 24 Mugga Way, Red Hill, ACT