Imagine Darwin before World War II when you explore the four architect-designed houses that are the last of their kinds in their original location.

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The four houses making up the Myilly Point Heritage Precinct are the last of their kind in their original location and are prime examples of pre World War II Darwin architecture. This precinct represents the conclusion of a Commonwealth Government policy for an 'approved housing scheme' for high-ranking government officers, originally formulated under the first major town planning scheme of the early 1930s.

The creative talents of the architect B.C.G. Burnett were to change the face of Darwin. Burnett designed a series of homes adapted to the climatic conditions of the Top End, which included the use of lightweight materials and natural ventilation. The houses have had continuous use as housing from their date of construction, are the best surviving examples of B.C.G. Burnett's work.

Entry is via a gold coin donation.

Burnett House is open for high tea every Sunday (charge applies), please contact the National Trust for further details.

Opening times:
From Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and Sunday 3.30pm to 6pm for High Tea. Closed public holidays.
  • Self-Guided
  • Car park
  • Shop
  • National Trust