Home Hill
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This fascinating National Trust property was home to Prime Minister Joseph Lyons and Dame Enid Lyons together with their 12 children. Built by them in 1916 Home Hill was the heart of the family's life and contains a rich collection of personal material. A guided tour of the property provides an unexpected insight into Australian political life during the momentous events of the mid twentieth century. Public access is by guided tour only at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm, Wednesday and Thursday and 12.30pm and 2pm Saturday. Bookings are preferred. Please book at https://nationaltrust.org.au/tas/ . Also available for group or private bookings/afternoon teas etc. Closed during July and August.
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Debbie T
2 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
Fantastic experience. Dame Enid was an amazing person. She could have been Prime Minister as well. Ex Prime Minister Joseph was a true inspiration. Well done to the National Trust for providing this amazing opportunity to view a Prime Ministers and his family home.
Written 28 November 2023
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epicurious
Europe132 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Fascinating social and political history of Australia and the British Empire in the interwar years.
For those less interested in history the decoration, memorabilia and personal lives of the family are equally interesting.
The guide was very friendly and informative.
Written 29 October 2023
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Linda G
6 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Dame Enid Lyons was a phenomenal woman. Her challenges and accomplishments were highlighted as we walked through her life & home. Our guide (Sue) was brilliant and provided a wealth of knowledge.
Written 25 June 2023
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Jenny R
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Apr. 2023 • Friends
A beautiful home with an amazing history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did not hurry us. Derrick was very good and accommodating.
Written 6 April 2023
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Ruth L
2 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Friends
Very informative tour with history of former Australian prime minister lyons and his amazing wife Dame Enid
Written 5 April 2023
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Heather G
30 contributions
Feb. 2023
This lovely homestead is full of atmosphere, memories and history.
Penny gave us a great tour, with lots of family stories thrown in about the only Tasmanian Prime Minister of Australia and his amazing wife, Dame Enid Lyons.
Written 7 March 2023
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Jenny P
Victoria, Australia38 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Couples
Fantastic experience. Lucy our guide for the day made the experience so enjoyable. This is a tour more about Joseph and even more about Enid Lyons than the house itself. She was such an amazing woman. What a doer! Certainly well worth it for anyone wanting to know a bit more about Australian politics in the 1930’s
Written 10 February 2023
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MAW
Melbourne, Australia334 contributions
Oct. 2022
Our guide was a ex Victorian -her name was Penny, who obviously enjoyed showing people around and passing on the history of this well maintained home of Joseph & Enid Lyons and their family treasures, alot of which have been returned to the home by family members for us all to enjoy-well worth a visit
Written 8 January 2023
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Juicy Q
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Dec. 2022 • Couples
A rug gifted from Madam Chiang Kai Shek, Errol Flynn as a small boy, relationships with the Queen mother and King George, Margaret Thatcher wanting to meet her. There was no end to the accomplishments of the Lyons & what an amazingly awesome woman Dame Enid Lyons was. A must do tour if you love a little history & you happen to be in Devonport when the tours are on.
Written 29 December 2022
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Mick
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
Visited on November 26, took the guided tour, excellent way to spend a couple of hours. The history of Joseph and Enid Lyons was very interesting, thoroughly recommend a visit if you are in the Devonport area
Written 26 November 2022
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