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Bringing the Past to Life Exhibition

Carisbrook Historic House brings to life the 1880s in Lane Cove. Imagine living in a remote area connected only by a ferry. The beautiful sandstone house takes advantage of expansive views of Burns Bay to the east and Lane Cove River to the west.

‘Bringing the Past to Life’ Exhibition at Carisbrook Historic House will give you an insight into the life of an 1880’s middle-class family living on the lower north shore. Experience a kitchen with no fridges, electricity or plumbing. The exhibition covers everyday household objects which were indeed very modern in their day.

The opulence of the Victorian Era will show you how fashion for all the family was very different from today and somewhat austere. From glove stretchers to men’s detachable collars to children’s bonnets.
The home of sandstone was designed for sustainable living by capturing rainwater and windows and doors catching the breeze to keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter. Entry into the exhibition is $8 adult/ $6 concession.

In addition to the exhibition and to conclude the Australian Heritage Festival, we will be holding a very special Champagne High Tea in the beautiful gardens on Sunday 19th May at a cost of $35.00 per head (includes entry to the exhibition). Please visit www.carisbrookhouse.com for more info, and from 8th April you can book your tickets via www.trybooking.com/465776.

Event dates

Event Details

334 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, New South Wales

Parking via Waterview Drive Entrance.


Open from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm each Saturday and Sunday - no bookings necessary

Sunday 19 May Booking necessary for Festival Champagne High Tea from 12 noon in 3 separate seatings at www.trybooking.com/465776

Entry fees:
Adults $8, Concession $6, Family $20.00
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.trybooking.com/46577694281364
Attendance limit:
50 - 100
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Iced water is available during house tours