Darwin Historic Buildings and Places
For a taste of history visit Lyons Cottage (British Australia Telegraph House), an original bungalow home situated on the Esplanade, and the only remaining colonial style house left in Darwin.
Comprised of quarried stone, the home features shuttered windows and high ceilings which are unique in design, similar to the architecture of British dwellings in India, Malaysia and Singapore.
|Where:||74 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory|
The historic Fannie Bay Gaol is a significant part of Australia’s past and is open to the public.
A major detention centre in Darwin for around 100 years, the premises was a correction facility for convicts from 1883 to 1979.
The goal is comprised of cell blocks, kitchen, wash house, infirmary, watch tower, and ‘native section’ for Aboriginal prisoners.
|Where:||East Point Road, Darwin|
WWII Oil Storage Tunnel is located near the Darwin Wharf Precinct and two of the storage tunnels are open to the public for viewing.
Walk through the tunnels, view the collection of photographs on display of Darwin during the WWII, and learn about this time in history from an experienced guide.
Browse the merchandise on sale including books and choose from the available souvenirs.
|Where:||Kitchener Drive, Darwin Wharf Precinct, Darwin|
Darwin’s Burnett House is the only 2 storey home designed by Beni Burnett, and is now part of the National Trust, managed by a group of dedicated volunteers.
Visit the house and museum to capture a glimpse into the life of public servants during the early 1900s.
On Sundays guests are welcome to join the delicious high tea in the surrounding gardens.
|Where:||4 Burnett Place Darwin NT 0820|
|Open:||Open: Mon-Sat 10am-1pm. High Tea 3.30pm-6pm Sunday.|
|Admission:||Admission is by a gold coin donation.|