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Lyons Cottage on the Esplanade Darwin in Northern Territory
The British-Australian Telegraph Company
Lyons Cottage is also known as (BAT-British Australian
Telegraph House). One of Darwin's very oldest still
standing buildings that have survived the ravages of
time and weather.
Visit this restored 1925 quaint stone cottage and its
photographic displays and you will get a glimpse into
ourearly European Darwin.
Situated on the corner of the Esplanade and Knuckey
Streets in Darwin.
Open Monday to Friday 10 am to 4.30 pm
Open Saturday and Sunday from10 am to 4 pm
Free of charge.
Contact telehone +61 (0) 8 89811750
A superb display chronicling the pearl diving era exists
in the BAT building otherwise known as Lyons Cottage.
Located on The Esplanade, which was completed in 1925,
originally housed the British-Australian Telegraph Company.
It was seriously damaged by Japanese bombing during
the war and in 1948 it was bought by the Lyons family
and consequently became known as Lyons Cottage.
Now known as the British Australian Telegraph Residence
Museum, Lyons House has a display with each room concentrating
on aspects of early Territory history.
There's a room on the history of pearling, another
on Palmerston and Essington, another on the maritime
history of the area dating back to the first explorers
and the Macassans, a room on the early police force,
and a room on the Telegraph system.
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