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The Lyon Housemuseum


219 Cotham Road Kew



VIC 3101



The Housemuseum and Collection are available for public viewing on designated days each year. All visits to the Housemuseum and Collection must be pre-booked. Available visiting sessions for 2016 are shown below. All tours are conducted by members of the Lyon family. School group visits to the Housemuseum and Collection are also available for groups of Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students on designated days (selected Mondays and Tuesdays mornings) during school term periods. If you are interested in visiting the Housemuseum, please email or telephone +61 3 9817 2300 to make a booking. Each visiting session lasts one and a quarter hours and is limited to 25 people.



+61 3 9817 2300
Private Museum Description
The Lyon Housemuseum is a unique combination of private residence and private art museum, brought together in a single, purpose designed building. Designed by architect and collector Corbett Lyon, the Housemuseum builds on a long lineage of private art collections housed and displayed in residential settings including Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, New York’s Frick Collection, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and London's Wallace Collection. Lyon coined the term 'housemuseum' to describe this newly created hybrid architectural type. The Housemuseum displays selected works from the Lyon Collection of contemporary art. The Collection includes paintings, sculpture, video work and installations by many of Australia's leading contemporary artists. The Lyon Collection is one of the largest and most significant collections of its type in the country, offering insights into Australian contemporary art practice from the early 1990s through to the present.

Admission Details
Cost of visit, including guided tour, is $22.00 per person for the general public and $6.50 for school students who are visiting as part of a school group.