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Home Hill

Address: 77 Middle Road, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6424 8055
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Devonport
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This fascinating National Trust property was home to Prime Minister Joseph Lyons and Dame Enid...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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.

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Tasmania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As a wedding Celebrant I highly recommend Home Hill for your wedding ceremony. There are many different locations you can choose to set up in its beautifully set out and well kept gardens. The caretakers very obliging and willing to help make everything perfect on the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The home of former PM Sir Joseph Lyons and his wife Dame Enid. Beautifully preserved 20th century home which is well managed by the National Trust. Only downside was no photos permitted inside the house and no guidebook or postcards illustrating what I had seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in the NW all of my life but had never visited Home Hill. Recently I took my elderly Dad for a visit. ( it's a good thing to do on a cool day). It's only open for the guided afternoon tour but is well worth arranging your day around that. The guide was well informed and able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Joseph Lyons was Premier of Tasmania for a period during the 1920s and Prime Minister of Australia during the 1930s. He died in office in 1939. Dame Enid Lyons, his wife, was the first woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives in 1943. Home Hill, built by them in 1916, was their family home. A guided tour of Home... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Not sure what to expect we drove up and it looked quite deserted. When we rang the bell it was answered promptly and although a tour had started we were invited to join and the part we had messed would be done at the end for us. The house was amazing as we had not expected the detail and the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Tucked away, off the road, in a hillside corner of Devonport, in Tasmania, near Stoney Rise, is the family home of Joseph Lyons, who was Premier of Tasmania from 1923 - 1928, and later Prime Minister of Australia for several years, until his untimely death in 1939. Probably not much talked about these days, but this house is a testament... More 

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Turners Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We visited as a group of 25 today - The Red Hat Society. Split in to 2 groups we were given a guided tour of this lovely historic homestead and told of the history of the family who used to live and love here. I was fascinated with the gorgeous wallpapers. Often, in houses of this period the walls and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

friendly and informative guide... Lyons history and the amazing skills of Enid. Make sure you check times, one tour a day when we were there, not open outside tours

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I was expecting to love Home Hill from the few photos I had seen online. My expectations were well exceeded. The interior decorating in this magnificent building is very impressive and most exciting for a lover of vintage interiors. The wallpaper alone was enough to have me amazed and jealous. There are many unique and interesting items on display relating... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

not a lot to see. I did not think I got value for money. Plenty of car park and nice gardens and a bit a Tassies history' It is our only Prime minister of Australia

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