Settlement on the site commenced in about 1838. Present-day Mugga Mugga is set on seventeen hectares of grazing land, its centerpiece is a simple cottage built for the head shepherd of Duntroon in the 1870s.
Sat 16 November: 10am–2pm
Discover the landscape at Mugga-Mugga through a painting workshop with local artist Waratah Lahy. Explore a range of painting techniques and materials.
$40 (ACT M&G Members $35), bookings and payment by Wed 13 November, for ages 16+.
Bookings and enquiries: telephone 6235 5677 or
Afternoon tea included, please bring your own snacks and lunch. Please wear suitable clothing and closed-toe shoes.
Sat 9 and Sun 10 November: 1.30–4.30pm
Celebrate the birthday of Sylvia Curley on 8 November 1898 with a visit to Mugga-Mugga. Learn about Sylvia Curley’s life as a nurse, business owner and heritage campaigner who donated her family home as an historical and educational resource, to the people of Canberra.
Sat 31 August: 1.30-4.00pm
This three-program Centenary series, takes Mugga-Mugga, Calthorpes’ House and Lanyon, as pivotal points to examine the changing face of life on the Limestone Plains. August 2013 is the one hundred year anniversary of the Curley family moving to the property from Duntroon so we begin the series at Mugga-Mugga. The series will look at such intriguing decisions, made by ordinary people, which demonstrate historically vital threads connecting public and private activity.
$25 ($20 ACT M&G Members), RSVP by Tue 27 August
Bookings and enquiries: Telephone 6235 5677 or
Please wear outdoor clothing and sturdy closed-toe shoes.
Sun 19 May: 2.00–4.00pm
Dr Jennifer Gall, Manager of the National Film and Sound Archive Scholars and Artists in Residence Program, and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, presents ‘Music in early Canberra’.
As an author and academic Dr Gall researches the relationships between music and popular culture, domestic music making in regional Australia and the music of women musicians.
Free, RSVP by Wed 15 May.
Sun 12 May: 1.30–4.30pm
This Mother’s Day visit Mugga-Mugga cottage and outbuildings and be reminded of the
rural worker’s lifestyle. Following a tour of the cottage, join us for tea and cake in the
Free entry for mothers and grandmothers, otherwise normal admission.
Sat 13 April: 1.30–3.00pm
Join photographic artists Karen Dace and Eleanor Cotterell as they discuss their approach to photographing Mugga-Mugga. In conjunction with Huts, Heritage and Homesteads in the ACT
pre-1913, a photographic exhibition at PhotoAccess, Manuka Arts Centre, Thu 11 to Sun 28 April.
Free, RSVP by Wed 10 April
Sun 17 March: 1.30–4.30pm
Join a guided tour introducing the story of the Curley family cottage and pioneer rural workers
of the Limestone Plains, followed by afternoon tea in the Education Centre. In association with
ACT Seniors’ Week.
Free for senior citizens, otherwise normal admission
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