Experience the restored 1850s homestead, discover the Convict-era outbuildings, and explore the stunning gardens that make Lanyon Homestead the gem of Canberra’s history. Step into the story at Lanyon Homestead back to the time well before Canberra was established, and discover the fascinating stories of the families that lived and worked here.
General accessibility further information: A wheelchair is available upon request free of charge.
Disabled parking access: Three accessible carparks are located in the public carpark that is 300m from the Homestead. A golf caddy shuttle service is available from the public carpark as the path to the Homestead is gravel and is quite difficult to push a wheelchair across. The shuttle can be asked for via the intercom on the path from the carpark to the Homestead. There are an additional six disabled carparks around the side of the Homestead that are 150m away.
Accessible payment facilities: Wireless eftpos machine is used within the Homestead.
Accessibility aware staff: Staff are very friendly and are happy to assist in any way they can.
Booking: Bookings for certain events are available online, however, patrons are not required to make a booking for visits to the Homestead. All that is required is payment of an admission fee upon arrival. It is advised to contact the Homestead on windy or hot days as they are sometimes required to close due to fire risk or falling branches. Admission prices are $7 Adult, $5 Concession and $15 Family.
Accessible public transport nearby: The closest bus stops are on Knoke Avenue and Pockett Avenue, which are approximately 3km away from the Homestead.General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Disabled parking access
- Clear signage denoting accessibility
- Accessible payment and other interactive facilities
- Accessibility aware and friendly staff
- Additional equipment available on request
- Level door threshold
- Alternative access arrangements (if necessary)
- Lowered accessible counters
- Wheelchair hire available
- Bathroom - accessible sink
- Bathroom - accessible soap
- Bathroom - accessible hand dryer
- Accessible toilet
- Toilet - accessible grab rails
- Toilet - accessible toilet flush
Accessible bathroom facilities: Both the male and female toilets have an accessible toilet within them. The accessible toilet is 2420mm x 1520mm, providing enough circulation space for 18 inch wheelchairs. There is a ramp leading up to the toilets that is approximately 1070mm in length. Within the toilets, there is a grab rail fixed to the wall and extends from behind the toilet along the wall to its right side and up beside the sink. The grab rail is approximately 770mm from the ground. There is an accessible flush for both the male and female toilet 1050mm from the ground, the one in the male toilet being on the right-hand side (currently not working, however can still be flushed via buttons on toilet) and the female one on the left-hand side of the toilet. The sinks are 830mm from the ground and easily accessible.
Easy open door: The doors to the toilets are 790mm wide, with the door to the male toilet being easy to push open and the female toilet door being slightly heavier to push. Both doors open inwards allowing easy wheelchair access.
Soap: The automatic soap dispenser is 1100mm from the ground.
Bathroom mirrors: There are fixed mirrors in both the male and female toilets, and these are approximately 900mm from the ground.
Hand dryer: The paper towel dispensers are approximately 980mm from the ground.
Adult change facilities: Both accessible toilets contain baby changing facilities and a clothes hook behind the door. However, the hook may be difficult to reach as 1740mm from the ground.Vision accessibility features:
- No overhanging or protruding signage or other obstacles
Service/product descriptions available online: The website is image and text-based and contains various information about the open hours, location, contact details, exhibitions and the historical sites.
Guided tours: are available with staff being very knowledgeable or the property and its history.
Sufficient lighting: Some areas of the Homestead are slightly dim due to the candle lighting throughout. This maintains the historical atmosphere of the location. The Convict House and Machinery Shed are also slightly little dim, however, the displays are backlit.Hearing accessibility features:
- Sufficient lighting (to enable lip reading and facial cues)
Visual Displays: The Homestead, Machinery Shed and Convict House contain mainly visual displays. The gardens are also visual.
Sufficient lighting: Sufficient lighting in the reception area/gift shop for lip reading and facial cues
Some areas of the Homestead are a little dim due to the candle lighting throughout. This is the keep the features historically accurate. The Convict House and Machinery Shed are also a little dim but the displays are backlit.Intellectual/Social accessibility features:
Autism/Sensory accessibility features:
- Flexibility of the 'rules'
- Quiet room or space
- Flexibility of the 'rules'