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    Lyons Cottage on the Esplanade Darwin in Northern Territory Australia

    Lyons Cottage (British Australian Telegraph House)
    Darwin is the capital city of Northern Territory Australia.
    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.