1916 family home and gardens of an Australian Prime Minster
Home Hill was the family home of Australian 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, the elegant homestead 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, filled with a rich collection of mementoes, and beautiful garden.
Gain an unexpected insight into the the political and personal lives of two people who dedicated their lives to public service and their family, with one of our regular guided tours. Or hire the venue with a group and enjoy afternoon tea amongst the history of this fascinating property.
Home Hill is situated only 5 minutes’ drive from either the centre of Devonport or the Spirit of Tasmania dock and is available for hire for private events and weddings.
School tours are also offered (see links below).
Home Hill is closed for the winter months of July and August to allow us to undertake much-needed housekeeping and collection work.