Carisbrook House Tour *CANCELLED*

Explore Carisbrook House during this morning tour; a heritage-listed former private residence and now house museum in Lane Cove, built in 1884.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Following NSW Government stay at home orders, this event has been postponed. Further details will be announced when lockdown restrictions have been lifted.



Attendees of this event are invited to inspect the single-storey sandstone house and its fine collection of period furnishings and appliances.
The house and garden provides a unique glimpse into how middle class Victorian Aussies lived on the North Shore before electricity and plumbing was introduced.

The verandahs feature tessellated tiles – probably Minton pattern (bought from the Sydney Arcade which was being demolished in the 1960s). In 1980 Lane Cove Council sought a Permanent Conservation Order for Carisbrook. In view of its heritage significance a Permanent Conservation Order was gazetted over Carisbrook on 26 June 1981.

The highlight of the property is the magnificent gardens the house is set in, with landscaped terraces leading down to the river. Morning tea will be served outside on the attractive rear courtyard, allowing visitors to enjoy the views.


  • Enquiries: Contact Mary Goldsack via 
  • Tickets: National Trust members $50, general admission adults $55. Limited availability – purchase in advance online via Eventbrite.



Carisbrook House
Burns Bay Road
Lane Cove