Lydham Hall, which stands on the crest of a high ridge overlooking Botany Bay, is one of the oldest homes in the St George area. Built in the early 1860s for businessman Joseph Davis and his family, it later became 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 has 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 Museum containing a collection of items of local interest is located upstairs. A number of books covering the history of our area are also available from Lydham Hall.
Location: 18 Lydham Avenue, Bexley.
Opening Hours: Lydham Hall is open to the public on Sundays between 2pm and 4pm and also by appointment. Open Days and Displays are held throughout the year. For further details, phone 9567 4259.
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. For more details, phone 9567 4259