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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

​Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may  be in place. ​

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


Lyons Cottage
Lyons Cottage

Lyons Cottage Historic Site

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, v​​isitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Travellers to Tasmania are encouraged to register online for a G2G PASS at least three days before their planned travel. Those who receive their G2G PASS QR code before arriving will be able to quickly pass through their port of arrival in Tasmania.

Travellers are required to quarantine for 14 days when coming into Tasmania. If you are required to quarantine in government-designated accommodation​, fees will apply. 

​Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may  be in place. ​

Last reviewed 17/8/2020 08:52 AM


About

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.

OPENING HOURS:
​​Lyon's Cottage is staffed by volunteers and is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm, from 1 September to 31 May.​