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Just lovely !

Entry is by donation and manned by volunteers. This adorable home is well worth a visit. There is... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Newcastle, Australia
Good Commemoration of a Popular Man's Birthplace

Run by volunteers & donation requested, this is a wonderful place to read about a popular Tasmanian... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Joe Lyons Cottage Joe Lyons Cottage was the birthplace and childhood home of Joseph Lyons, a former Premier of Tasmania (1923-1928) and Tasmania's first Prime Minister of Australia (1932-1939). This simple, single-storey weatherboard home was a...more
14 Alexander Tce, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1330
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Entry is by donation and manned by volunteers. This adorable home is well worth a visit. There is so much information about Joseph and his wife......it was really great to read and learn about what they both accomplished. I want to read more about them...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Run by volunteers & donation requested, this is a wonderful place to read about a popular Tasmanian Premier & Australian Prime Minister. The rooms have memorabilia from Joe's birth to young life in the cottage as well as information of his time as Tasmanian Parliamentarian...More

Thank Peter_4825
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Not everyone will know the significance of Joe Lyons and indeed Enid Lyons have in Australian history. If this is you and you are in Stanley, go to the cottage and have a look to brush up on your histroy. Still if you have no...More

1  Thank theredman01
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We visited this property on a cold wet day and could only imagine how cramped it would have been for the family in this tiny home, but it was probably considered a very comfortable home in that era. The lady attendant on the day we...More

Thank KatieG0801
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Interesting to see where one of our most notable politicians lived. It must have been cosy. Only a few rooms to see.

Thank Hammo_12
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very well presented,interesting history,helpful staff.A community history project with great memorabilia.

Thank Edward R
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Certainly enjoyed our visit to this house with its' creaky boards and uneven floor.The volunteer lady did tell us she was conceived in this building but I wasn't sure I wanted to hear much more. A very simple but beautiful museum giving an insight into...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We went through this home of a former prime minister of Australia. The man volunteering his time on the day was a thorough gentleman.

Thank rhonda j
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Joe Lyons was one of our great Prime Ministers. He won 3 elections on the trot and took us through the Great Depression and died in office. That was the extent of my knowledge of him until I visited this house. There is so much...More

1  Thank George600
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Did not know anything about Joe Lyons, but the museum as very absorbing, and had some interesting exhibits on display. Lady manning the front desk was very charming. Free, but donations can be made towards the upkeep.

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