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Melbourne places of historical importance including locations, events, festival, open days, re-enactments and rallies.

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View Event: Altona Homestead
Altona Homestead
The Altona Homestead was the first Homestead in this area. Construction of the building commenced in 1842 on an area of land now known as the R.J. Logan Reserve. Then owned b .. | Read more..

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View Event: Altona Homestead | Open
Altona Homestead | Open
Every Tuesday, Saturday
Altona Homestead was the first Homestead Run built on the foreshore of Port Phillip in the 1840s. The homestead contains a collection of objects from earlier Victorian and Ewar .. | Read more..

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View Event: Ambleside Park
Ambleside Park
The land on which the homestead now stands is part of Crown allotment 56K of the Parish of Scoresby. The property originally consisted of 210 acres from Olivebank Road north along .. | Read more..

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View Event: Ambleside Park | Local History Museum
Ambleside Park | Local History Museum
Every Thursday, Friday, Sunday
The Ambleside Park Museum is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Ambleside Park Museum is a local history museum housed in a century old farmhouse. Two of the rooms contain .. | Read more..

View Profile | Ferntree Gully | Ambleside Park


View Event: Banyule Homestead
Banyule Homestead
Banyule Homestead or Banyule House has long been one of the landmark buildings in Heidelberg. The gothic-style mansion was constructed in 1846 by one of the overlanders from Sy .. | Read more..

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View Event: Barwon Grange
Barwon Grange
Barwon Grange is a place in an elegant early Victorian suburban villa built for upper middle class merchant, property financier and banker, Jonathan Porter O'Brien. This proper .. | Read more..

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View Event: Barwon Park Mansion
Barwon Park Mansion
Imposing bluestone mansion built in the 1860s for Thomas Austin, its first owner. The property comprised 12,000 hectares, and was noted for its sheep and horses. Barwon Park wa .. | Read more..

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View Event: Barwon Park Mansion | Open
Barwon Park Mansion | Open
Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Barwon Park was built by Thomas Austin, and completed in 1871. A magnificent building which has had much restoration work, it is open to visitors twice a week and well worth a visi .. | Read more..

View Profile | Winchelsea | Barwon Park Mansion


View Event: Beleura | House & Garden
Beleura | House & Garden
Beleura is an exceptional place. The Tallis Family Summer House for many decades and from 1950 John Tallis' home, it houses an amazing collection of items. When John Tallis died i .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bendigo Joss House Temple | Open
Bendigo Joss House Temple | Open
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Open every day from 11:00am - 3:00pm or by prior arrangement. Dedicated volunteer guides look after the temple and offer great insight into Chinese culture and the story of the .. | Read more..

View Profile | Bendigo North | Bendigo Joss House Temple


View Event: Bendigo Tramways | Open
Bendigo Tramways | Open
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
We operate the best working collection of heritage trams in the world. We currently have 45 trams in our fleet, 13 of which operate our Vintage Talking Tram service. Vintage .. | Read more..

View Profile | Bendigo | Bendigo Tramways


View Event: Billilla Mansion
Billilla Mansion
Billilla mansion was built in 1878 by Robert Wright on land owned by Nicholas Were. Brighton City Council (now Bayside City Council) purchased Billilla mansion to retain the bu .. | Read more..

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View Event: Black Rock House
Black Rock House
Built in 1856 by Victoria's first Auditor-General, Charles Hotson Ebden as a seaside holiday residence, Black Rock House is now owned by Bayside City Council. Black Rock House o .. | Read more..

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View Event: Blood on the Southern Cross
Blood on the Southern Cross
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Still the Hottest Show in Town! Spectacular 90 minute light show ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ is an explosive multi-million dollar sound-and-light show like nothing you’ve e .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bolobek
Bolobek
Bolobek, a magnificent heritage property nestled in the foothills of Mt Macedon in Victoria, has inspired Australian gardeners for more than a century. Bolobek is listed on the .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bundoora Homestead | Open
Bundoora Homestead | Open
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Built in 1899 Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house art gallery and cafe. Bundoora Homestead’s café offers a seas .. | Read more..

View Profile | Bundoora | Bundoora Homestead


View Event: Burnham Beeches
Burnham Beeches
Burnham Beeches is an iconic Art Moderne mansion and estate located on Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, 45 minutes from the city of Melbourne. Aside from the exquisite mansion the .. | Read more..

View Profile | Sherbrooke | Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens


View Event: Central Deborah Gold Mine | Open
Central Deborah Gold Mine | Open
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
History comes alive at Central Deborah Gold Mine Bendigo-Heritage-Attractions-LogoAt Bendigo’s Central Deborah Gold Mine you can explore the hidden underground tunnels of a real .. | Read more..

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View Event: City Watch House
City Watch House
The former City Watch House operated as Melbourne's central custody centre or 'holding place' for people arrested and awaiting trial. For almost a century, every person arrested .. | Read more..

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View Event: Como House & Garden
Como House & Garden
A stone’s throw away from Melbourne’s shopping mecca and perched high above the Yarra River lies the sanctuary of Como. Boasting one of Melbourne’s finest garden, an inspiring .. | Read more..

View Profile | South Yarra


View Event: Como House | Tours
Como House | Tours
Every Saturday, Sunday
Como House is open for guided tours covering the history of Como House and the families that have lived on the property. They run for approximately 45 minutes. Tickets will b .. | Read more..

Online | View Profile | South Yarra | Como House & Garden


View Event: Cooks' Cottage | Open & Tours
Cooks' Cottage | Open & Tours
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Cooks' Cottage is rebuilt in the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens to commemorate the voyages of Captain James Cook discoverer of Australia. Opening hours Monday to Sunday: 9am to 5p .. | Read more..

View Profile | East Melbourne | Cooks' Cottage


View Event: Coolart Homestead
Coolart Homestead
Coolart Homestead is a magnificent late Victorian mansion situated on the shores of Westernport. In the superb grounds are ever-changing wetlands that you can view from the observa .. | Read more..

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View Event: Coolart Homestead | Open
Coolart Homestead | Open
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Coolart Homestead is a magnificent late Victorian mansion situated on the shores of Westernport. Opening Hours: Coolart is open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily except Christmas Day .. | Read more..

View Profile | Somers | Coolart Homestead


View Event: Coombe | Melba Estate
Coombe | Melba Estate
Once the home of Dame Nellie Melba, Coombe is a property with an unrivalled provenance. Seven acres of stunning gardens and beautifully appointed facilities in the restored mot .. | Read more..

View Profile | Coldstream


View Event: Cooper's Settlement
Cooper's Settlement
Cooper's Settlement is located in the largest park in the Northern suburbs, Bundoora Park - 15 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne. When you visit the Settlement you can experi .. | Read more..

View Profile | Bundoora


View Event: Cooper's Settlement | Open
Cooper's Settlement | Open
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Cooper's Settlement is open 7 days a week all year round. Cooper's Settlement is located within the largest park in the Northern suburbs Bundoora Park. When you visit the Set .. | Read more..

View Profile | Bundoora | Cooper's Settlement


View Event: David Collins
David Collins
Colonel David Collins (3 March 1756 – 24 March 1810) was the first Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Van Diemens Land, founded in 1804 (Tasmania). Collins established the fir .. | Read more..

View Profile | Sorrento


View Event: Dromkeen
Dromkeen
Gallery – Cafe/Tea Room – Event Venue - Built in 1889, Dromkeen was once the country estate of Judge Arthur Chomley and later became home to the world famous Dromkeen Picture Bo .. | Read more..

View Profile | Riddells Creek


View Event: Duneira Estate
Duneira Estate
The 1875 historic Victorian homestead is in excellent condition and is warm and inviting as it is still a much-loved family home. Built in 1875 by Suetonius Officer, Duneira is .. | Read more..

View Profile | Mount Macedon


View Event: Emu Bottom Homestead
Emu Bottom Homestead
The story of Emu Bottom Homestead begins on August 30 1835, when the schooner Enterprize sailed up Port Phillip Bay. On board was the first party of settlers who built the .. | Read more..

View Profile | Sunbury


View Event: Enterprize Wharf
Enterprize Wharf
Standing on the banks of the Yarra River next to Queen's Bridge is one of our favourite Melbourne locations, Enterprize Wharf. Enterprize Landing is the birthplace of Melbourn .. | Read more..

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View Event: Esplanade Vaults
Esplanade Vaults
The Esplanade Vaults that once housed 10 shops are located on the Lower Esplanade across from the St Kilda sea baths. In the 1890s, public transport on the Esplanade was upgrade .. | Read more..

View Profile | St Kilda


View Event: Eynesbury Homestead
Eynesbury Homestead
Eynesbury Homestead is a bluestone homestead built for Samuel Thomas Staughton dating from the early 1870s. The single storied bay windowed side wings date from the 1880s as do .. | Read more..

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View Event: Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village & Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village invites you to embark on the journey that resulted in one of Australia's most .. | Read more..

View Profile | Warrnambool


View Event: Fontainebleau | Frederick McCubbin
Fontainebleau | Frederick McCubbin
Hidden away on the north side of Mount Macedon, Fontainebleau is the former country property of the much-loved Australian painter Frederick McCubbin. 24 September 2010 marks the .. | Read more..

View Profile | Mount Macedon


View Event: Fountains of Melbourne
Fountains of Melbourne
Melbourne has some delightful water fountains (or should we say 'water features') and thanks to the current lord mayor Robert Doyle, many are being turned on after being turned off .. | Read more..

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 Ghost Tours | Cemetery & Walks  Ghost Tours | Cemetery & Walks

View Event: Glenfern
Glenfern
Glenfern once stood in more than four acres of ornamental pleasure grounds and orchard complete with stables, pigsty and cows. Even today it boasts a spacious though more modest ga .. | Read more..

View Profile | East St Kilda


View Event: Government House
Government House
Government House is the official residence of the Governor of Victoria, and is located in the precincts of the Botanical Gardens. Government House History Melbourne was founded .. | Read more..

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View Event: Grand Carousel | Luna Park Merry Go Round
Grand Carousel | Luna Park Merry Go Round
Luna Park's Merry Go Round, the Grand Carousel original home was White City in Sydney before coming to Luna Park in 1923 where it has remained ever since and is fondly remembered b .. | Read more..

View Profile | St Kilda


View Event: Greenvale Sanatorium
Greenvale Sanatorium
The only way to describe today the former Greenvale Sanatorium is spooky! The former Greenvale tuberculosis sanatorium was opened in May 1905 as the first purpose-built public t .. | Read more..

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View Event: Guided Tours | Abbotsford Convent
Guided Tours | Abbotsford Convent
Every Sunday
The Abbotsford Convent Tours initiative was established as a resource for the community to further engage with this arts, culture and learning precinct. Run entirely on the goo .. | Read more..

Online | View Profile | Abbotsford | Abbotsford Convent


View Event: Gulf Station
Gulf Station
Gulf Station began in the 1840’s as part of a 25000 acre run known as the Gulf. The Bell family began their lives here in the late 1840’s and the homestead and outbuildings are a p .. | Read more..

View Profile | Yarra Glen


View Event: Gulf Station | Open
Gulf Station | Open
Every 1st Thursday
Yarra Valley's Pioneer Working Farm Located less than an hour away from Melbourne’s CBD in the picturesque Yarra Valley, Gulf Station is one of the oldest and most intact timbe .. | Read more..

View Profile | Yarra Glen | Gulf Station


View Event: H.M.V.S. Cerberus | Historic Shipwreck
H.M.V.S. Cerberus | Historic Shipwreck
HMVS (Her Majesty's Victorian Ship) Cerberus has rested in three metres of water at Half Moon Bay since being scuttled to form a breakwater in 1926. To the casual observer ther .. | Read more..

View Profile | Black Rock


View Event: Harrick's Cottage
Harrick's Cottage
Harrick's Cottage is of cultural significance as a rare surviving example of a pole constructed, tent shaped dwelling and is an example of an Irish immigrant settler's hut dating f .. | Read more..

View Profile | Keilor Park


View Event: Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens
Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens
Take a trip back in time and discover Dandenong’s unique social history through a visit to Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens. Heritage Hill is comprised of three histo .. | Read more..

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View Event: Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens | Open Hours
Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens | Open Hours
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Open to public: Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm Take a trip back in time and discover Dandenong’s unique social history through a visit to Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens. .. | Read more..

View Profile | Dandenong | Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens


View Event: Heronswood
Heronswood
Heronswood is a historic property that was built in 1864 and is located in Dromana, Victoria. A Gothic Revival house built in 1874, and highly picturesque, it incorporates the orig .. | Read more..

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View Event: HM Prison Geelong
HM Prison Geelong
The Old Geelong Gaol, formerly a high security prison, remains much the same as when it ceased operation in July 1991. The basalt (locally known as bluestone) walls and masonar .. | Read more..

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View Event: HM Prison Geelong | Open
HM Prison Geelong | Open
Every Saturday, Sunday
The Old Geelong Gaol formerly a high security prison remains much the same as when it ceased operation in July 1991. Open to the public each Saturday and Sunday school holidays .. | Read more..

View Profile | Geelong | HM Prison Geelong


View Event: Karori
Karori
Karori is one of Mt Macedon's most intact and important 19th Century hill station properties. Karori is of architectural importance and the gardens of state significance. Karori .. | Read more..

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View Event: La Trobe Cottage | Open
La Trobe Cottage | Open
Every Sunday
Historic La Trobe's Cottage, home of Victoria's first Governor and his family is open for guided tours every Sunday (October to April). The modest yet elegant family home conta .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | La Trobe's Cottage


View Event: La Trobe's Cottage
La Trobe's Cottage
La Trobe's Cottage was Victoria's first Government House. La Trobe's Cottage was home to Charles Joseph La Trobe, his wife Sophie and their children from 1839 to 1854. Charle .. | Read more..

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View Event: Labassa
Labassa
Labassa is an outstanding Victorian era mansion with opulent architectural features. Originally called ‘Sylliott Hill’, it was renamed ‘Ontario’ in the 1880s reflecting its new .. | Read more..

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View Event: Larundel Mental Asylum
Larundel Mental Asylum
The former Larundel Mental Asylum site has been developed into a housing and shopping centre. Larundel Hospital was conceived in 1938 to replace the outdated Kew mental hospit .. | Read more..

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View Event: McCrae Homestead and Galleries
McCrae Homestead and Galleries
Built by Andrew and Georgiana McCrae in 1844, McCrae Homestead is one of Victoria's oldest homesteads and is a physical reminder of the early pioneering life, using locally availab .. | Read more..

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View Event: McCrae Homestead | Open
McCrae Homestead | Open
Every Saturday, Sunday
What was life like for people during the early years of Victoria? How did they live? What were their homes like? What did they do to entertain themselves in their leisure time? Two .. | Read more..

View Profile | McCrae | McCrae Homestead and Galleries


View Event: Melbourne Aquarium 1930
Melbourne Aquarium 1930
We were surprised to see on a DVD about old trams, an advertising hoarding in Carlton for a Melbourne Aquarium except it was the 1930's. As the cable tram rounded the corner fro .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Boathouses | Boat Sheds
Melbourne Boathouses | Boat Sheds
Melbourne's historic rowing boathouses on the banks of the Yarra River in Alexandra Gardens are home to following Melbourne rowing clubs. - Banks Rowing Club [1865] - Mercantil .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Alexandra Gardens


View Event: Melbourne By Foot
Melbourne By Foot
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Melbourne By Foot is a personalised adventure through Melbourne's past and present. The tour which runs daily at 1pm is led by an experienced and friendly local guide who will .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Historical Walks
Melbourne Historical Walks
We came across this fabulous collection of Historical Walks through the suburbs of Melbourne on the Adult Education Institution web site. For more information, go to Melbourne H .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne Town Hall
The Melbourne Town Hall is a magnificent heritage building steeped in history and located on the corner of Swanston and Collins Street, in the heart of the city. His Royal Highn .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Town Hall | Tours
Melbourne Town Hall | Tours
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
The City of Melbourne offers free tours of Melbourne's historic Town Hall, one of the city's oldest and perhaps most recognisable architectural landmarks. It give visitors the c .. | Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne | Melbourne Town Hall


View Event: Mont De Lancey Homestead & Museum
Mont De Lancey Homestead & Museum
Mont De Lancey Historical Homestead & Museum Located in Wandin, Victoria, Australia, Mont De Lancey is known to most as a historic home, garden, museum, chapel and 1880's Slab K .. | Read more..

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View Event: Mooramong Homestead
Mooramong Homestead
The property is a working farm of nearly 4,000 acres, incorporating the Mackinnon Nature Reserve, home to the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot, and other Australian species such .. | Read more..

View Profile | Skipton


View Event: Mulberry Hill
Mulberry Hill
Home of Sir Daryl (artist) & Lady Joan (author) Lindsay Designed by Harold Desbrowe Annear, this magnificent American Colonial style-home was built in 1926 as an extension to a .. | Read more..

View Profile | Langwarrin


View Event: National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
The National Trust is a unique worldwide organisation that is ‘apolitical’ and primarily funded by its members. It speaks out and campaigns for the protection of our heritage; .. | Read more..

View Profile | East Melbourne


View Event: Ned Kelly Touring Route
Ned Kelly Touring Route
The Ned Kelly Touring Route website has a wealth of information about things to do, places to see and more along the route. The Ned Kelly Touring Route is a joint initiative bet .. | Read more..

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