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Lyon Housemuseum

219 Cotham Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
+61 3 9817 2300
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A special look inside a private collection

Architect Corbett Lyon has an impressive collection of contemporary art, so when designing his... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MrDurden
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Sydney, Australia
An exquisite journey over 1.25 hours.

My niece and I have been trying to book a place on a tour of the Lyon Housemuseum for the past... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Julia G
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“art collector” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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219 Cotham Rd, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
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+61 3 9817 2300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Architect Corbett Lyon has an impressive collection of contemporary art, so when designing his family home in Kew he also ensured that he had ample locations available to show off his artworks. The Lyons could have chosen to keep their collection to themselves, but graciously...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

My niece and I have been trying to book a place on a tour of the Lyon Housemuseum for the past three years. We finally managed it today. What an exquisite journey through this amazing house it was. It isn't your 'pedestrian' art gallery. Here...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The house and contemporary art collection of architect Corbett Lyon and his family is open to the public on a limited number of dates per year. Available only by supervised tour. The purpose built home is wonderful and the collection 'eclectic'. Book well in advance....More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

For any art lover this is a must visit in Melbourne. Contemporary Australian art is interwoven into a family home designed by architect Corbett Lyon. It is an electric collection of artwork, sculptures, video and installations. Don’t forget to look up and check out the...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We have been here twice now and have been blown away both times. This is a gallery within a house - or maybe its a house within a gallery, either way it is fascinating. The art collection is extensive, the architecture and internal timber work...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Fascinating insight into the mind and life of a private art collector. The tea, coffee and cakes were first rate too. Fabulous contemporary art. Make sure to get there!

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Reviewed 17 March 2016

I was fortunate to get a place on one of the tours to see this Private Art Collection. Booking is essential- well in advance. If you are an art lover, do not miss to see this place.

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

A notable and nationally significant collection of Australian contemporary art is presented in this very contemporary and rather grand domestic setting. The Lyon Housemuseum is a private house in Kew designed as a family residence and art museum by Melbourne architectural practice Lyons. In 2010...More

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Response from Heather F | Reviewed this property |
The house museum is open various days throughout the year, so I suggest you look at lyonhousemuseum as the web shows dates and if any spots available. You book via an email to house museum and they will confirm arrangements... More
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