Lyons Cottage is a simple, single storey weatherboard home that tells a fascinating story. This quaint Victorian Georgian dwelling beneath The Nut in Stanley was the original home of Tasmania’s first and only elected Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons, in the late 1800s. From humble beginnings, ‘Honest Joe’ went on to become one of Australia’s most popular political figures, winning three consecutive Federal elections.
Meander along Stanley’s Church Street and you will find the old cottage behind a classic picket fence, the exterior restored to reflect the original appearance of the home. Upon stepping inside, you are transported to Joseph Lyons’s modest childhood abode. Memorabilia from Joe’s childhood, as well as insights into his journey to the top ranks of Australian politics, are found inside Lyons Cottage, offering visitors the opportunity to connect with one of Tasmania’s true political gentlemen.
Lyon's Cottage is staffed by volunteers and is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm, from 1 September to 31 May.