Experience life in the 1880s...
Wander through this house and immerse yourself in rooms that evoke a day in the lives of Charles and Marian Brooks, who built this sandstone house on land owned by the family from the 1850s. Stories of the family and the house echo a time when the North Shore was a world away from the heart of Sydney.
Set in tranquil gardens that go down to the waters of Burns Bay, Carisbrook is Sydney's only house museum to capture the middle-class lifestyle of the Victorian era.
The house at 334 Burns Bay Road is owned by the Lane Cove Council with curatorship under the Lane Cove Historical Society Inc.
Open to the public
Third weekend of each month
10:00am - 4:00pm
(except Christmas week, Good Friday, ANZAC Day)
Entry: $10.00 per person; $8.00 for concession holders/children; $25.00 for a family pass.
Group tours by arrangement
(optional morning/afternoon teas, lunches)
Telephone: 0434 757 300
Events and venue hire
Weddings, photography, film shoots, private celebrations and special functions
Telephone: Council's Facilities Officer on 9911 3620
334 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove
Car park entrance via Waterview Drive
Telephone: 0434 757 300www.carisbrookhouse.com
Carisbrook is listed on the State Heritage Inventory and State Heritage Register: NSW Heritage Office Website
Conservation Management Plan
The Conservation Management Plan for Carisbrook House includes:
Research and a study of the built fabric to understand its cultural significance
Opportunities and constraints on the treatment and use of the house museum
A clear set of policies to guide the future care of the place
This project has been proudly funded by the NSW Government under the 2021-2023 NSW Heritage Grants – Caring for State Heritage in conjunction with Lane Cove Council.
Download the Conservation Management Plan.
The Plan will also be available to view on site at Carisbrook House.