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Carisbrook, Lane Cove's historic house museum, is situated on 334 Burns Bay Road, about 1km north of the Fig Tree Bridge.

Built around 1884 by Sydney customs agent Thomas Brooks on a 38 acre property which was later subdivided, the single-storey, sandstone residence has 12 rooms and a spacious hall. The pink sandstone is believed to have been quarried at what is now Lower Brooks Street, Linley Point and was erected by Italian stonemasons.

The beautifully landscaped garden surrounding the house stretches all the way to the foreshore of Burns Bay, including an area which these days is part of Linley Point Reserve. 

Carisbrook from the Garden 


Carisbrook - Rear Courtyard

'Carisbrook' 334 Burns Bay Rd
Tel: 02 9428 1364

The house itself contains much of the interior settings of the mid-Victorian era around 1884, thanks to restoration work carried out by the Lane Cove Historical Society. The furniture, wallpapers, light fittings, clocks, paintings, kitchen and laundry appliances, china and ornaments are all authentic of that period. 

In the rear courtyard the remnants of an 8 metre deep well can be seen which used to supply the residence with water. It was later sealed for safety reasons.

Carisbrook is certainly worth a visit, and Terry Eakin, the friendly curator, will make you feel very welcome.

Opening Hours:

Saturday           11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Sunday              11.00 am to 4.00 pm

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Adults: $8.00    Children: $6.00  Concession: $6.00  Family $20.00

Telephone: 9428 1364



  Carl Moser and Clare Morrison 2008