Stay at MCH

Manning Clark House welcomes scholars (students and academics), writers, artists and members to stay at the House.

The house is situated in a large beautiful garden in one of Canberra’s most elite suburbs, Forrest, home to many diplomats. Shops, restaurants and cafes are just five minutes’ walk away and the city a 10 minute bus ride. It is also convenient to the National Library, the Archives, and the Australian National University. Manning Clark House has two twin bedrooms, with a shared bathroom.

Residents actually sleep in one of the bedrooms occupied by the Manning Clark children over the years and are able to use the rest of the house including Manning Clark’s study, where he wrote his definitive 6-volume History of Australia.

Residential visitors to the house self-cater in the kitchen facilities used by Dymphna Clark. Residents are welcome to invite guests into the home for meals or meetings. Tea, coffee and  light breakfast provisions are provided.

Several outside groups use the house during the week including a Latin American choir, a Spanish class and a book group. There are also frequent MCH Talks which residents are invited to attend as guests. One of Manning Clark’s sons, Sebastian Clark, who is President of MCH Inc, stays at the house regularly  –  if he’s around when you’re visiting he is able to give personal tours of the house and is a mine of information on all things Manning and Dymphna Clark!

Residents are also encouraged to give a talk to members on their topic of expertise.


  • $80 per night
  • $500 per week

Reduced rates for stays of one month or more. Discounts for members.

To book the room or for more information, please contact us.

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