Abbotsford Convent Social History Tours

Abbotsford Convent Social History ToursAbbotsford Convent Social History Tours

Join our passionate guides to discover the diverse history of the Abbotsford Convent and explore hidden pockets of our historic precinct.

The Convent was once one of the largest Catholic complexes in Australia, and in the early 1900s was the largest charitable institution operating in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2017, Abbotsford Convent became the 111th site added to the National Heritage List, being recognised for demonstrating Australia's social and welfare history through the lens of a religious and charitable institution.

On the walking tour, you will discover the diverse history of the Convent; from its use as a meeting point for the Kulin Nation, to its days as a convent when the Good Shepherd Sisters ran a closed monastic site for over a century, and how it came to be the leading arts and culture precinct it is today. Living memories have been collected from former residents and caretakers of the land, which our volunteer tour guides will share as you wander the buildings and grounds of the site.

1st Sunday of every month
2pm - 3.30pm

Weekdays by appointment (for groups of 10+)

Meet the guide near the map on your left as you enter the Convent from the main entrance on St Heliers Street.

Adult $15
Concession $12.50

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for children under 6 years.

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❊ When ❊

Date: Sunday 4th August 2024 | View Upcoming Dates
Times: 2pm - 3.30pm

❊ Where ❊

Abbotsford Convent View Venue
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford Victoria 3067 Map
Abbotsford Convent1 St Heliers St,, Abbotsford, 3067, Victoria✆ Venue: +61 3 9415 3600 | Event: 03 9415 3600

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Abbotsford Convent Social History Tours

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