Lydham Hall Historic House and Museum
Lydham Hall Historic House and Museum is closed to the public while undergoing refurbishment. The Society is working with Bayside Council to reopen the Museum for the community to enjoy.
One of the oldest homes in the St George area, New South Wales State Heritage-listed Lydham Hall Historic House and Museum, 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 Historic House and Museum in 1970 as a headquarters for the Society and its collections and archives. To commemorate the centenary of Rockdale City Council, the building opened to the public on 20 February 1971. St George Historical Society members have been volunteer guides ever since.
Lydham Hall hosts one of Sydney’s finest collections of antique furniture, some 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, Rockdale NSW 2216.
Opening Hours: Lydham Hall is closed to the public while undergoing refurbishment.
Admission Charges: Adults $4, Concession $3, Children $2.
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