Lydham Hall

Lydham Hall

Lydham Hall is closed to the public while undergoing refurbishment. The Lydham Hall Committee is working with Bayside Council to reopen the Museum for the community to enjoy as soon as possible.

One of the oldest homes in the St George area, New South Wales State Heritage-listed Lydham Hall, stands on the crest of a high ridge overlooking Botany Bay. It was built in the early 1860s for Joseph Davis and his family, later becoming the childhood home of Australian author Christina Stead.

Rockdale City Council purchased Lydham Hall in 1970 to celebrate our Centenary. Council opened the building to the public on 20 February 1971 and St George Historical Society members have been volunteer guides at the site ever since.

Lydham Hall hosts one of Sydney’s finest collections of antique furniture, most of which is on loan from the National Trust, as well as a unique collection of Willow Pattern China. A collection of items of local interest is located upstairs. The hall’s library and archives contain a broad range of books, photographs and documents on local places, people, events, and institutions.

Location: 18 Lydham Avenue, Bexley.

Opening Hours: Sunday 2pm to 4pm. Lydham Hall is closed to the public while undergoing refurbishment.

Admission Charges: Adults $4, Concession $3, Children $2.

Special Events: Lydham Hall is available for special events, including baby naming ceremonies, weddings and wedding photography. Group tours can also be arranged. Lydham Hall is closed to the public while undergoing refurbishment.

For more details, phone 02 9567 4259