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View Event: Royal Exhibition Building | Fountain Restoration
Royal Exhibition Building | Fountain Restoration
Royal Exhibition Building - Carlton
New funding will see the Royal Exhibition Building's French Fountain restored to its former glory. The beautiful French Fountain is a significant part of the Carlton Gardens precinct and a pleasant ..
Royal Exhibition Building | Fountain RestorationRoyal Exhibition Building | Fountain Restoration


View Event: Royal Exhibition Building | Tours
Royal Exhibition Building | Tours
Royal Exhibition Building - 9 Nicholson Street Carlton
➲ Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Tours are held most days at 2pm, subject to availability. Built in 1879 for Melbourne's first International Exhibition, it was chosen as the venue for the opening of the first Commonwealth Parliam .. Royal Exhibition Building | Tours


View Event: Rupertswood Mansion
Rupertswood Mansion
3 Macedon Street Sunbury
Birthplace of the Ashes. "Rupertswood"was built as a residence for Sir William Clarke (1874) and became a power seat in the great English tradition. Ashes Rupertswood holds a place in the gr ..
Rupertswood MansionRupertswood Mansion
3 Macedon Street


View Event: Russell's Old Corner Shop
Russell's Old Corner Shop
Corner King Street and LaTrobe Street, Melbourne
Widely regarded as Melbourne's oldest residence, Russell's Old Corner Shop stands on the corner of King and LaTrobe Street. Built in 1851, Russell's Old Corner Shop or Russell's Cafe is one of the ..
Russell's Old Corner ShopRussell's Old Corner Shop
Corner King Street and LaTrobe Street,


View Event: Sages Cottage
Sages Cottage
85 Sages Road, Baxter
Sages Cottage is a heritage listed property on the Mornington Peninsula, in Baxter. Sages Cottage Farm dates back to the 1850s and has heritage protected buildings and grounds. Captain Benjamin Ba ..
Sages Cottage03 9792 2985Sages Cottage
85 Sages Road,


View Event: Schramm's Cottage
Schramm's Cottage
Muriel Green Drive, Doncaster
➲ Every Sunday
Schramm's Cottage, classified by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), originally stood on Doncaster Hill in front of the Municipal Offices. It was built in 1874 as the home of Max and Kate S .. Schramm's Cottage


View Event: Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum Complex
Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum Complex
Deep Creek Road, Mitcham
➲ Every Saturday, Sunday
Schwerkolt Cottage is an original pioneer's stone cottage in a garden setting adjoining beautiful Yarran Dheran bushland park. August Schwerkolt, a German-born pioneer, was one of the first settle .. Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum Complex


View Event: Separation Tree
Separation Tree
Royal Botanic Gardens | Melbourne - Melbourne
The Separation Tree in the Royal Botanic Gardens was the location where the citizens of Victoria gathered on 15 November 1850 to celebrate the news of the separation of Victoria from New South Wales. ..
Separation TreeSeparation Tree


View Event: Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine of Remembrance
Corner St Kilda Road and Domain Road Melbourne
The Shrine of Remembrance was built between 1928 and 1934 in remembrance of those 114,000 men and women of Victoria who served and those who died in the Great War of 1914-1918. 89,100 of them served o ..
Shrine of Remembrance03 9661 8100Shrine of Remembrance
Corner St Kilda Road and Domain Road


View Event: Signs Of Melbourne
Signs Of Melbourne
Melbourne Signs Melbourne
A recent exhibition in Melbourne displayed a collection of Melbourne signs in a tradition of eclecticism and openness. Over 150 years of Melbourne street signs, billboards, posters and typefaces fo ..
Signs Of MelbourneSigns Of Melbourne
Melbourne Signs


View Event: Skipping Girl Sign
Skipping Girl Sign
651-653 Victoria Street Abbotsford
➲ Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
One of Melbourne's most well known and loved icons, 'Little Audrey' the Skipping Girl Vinegar sign is skipping again after being restored in 2009 to its former shining glory. The animated neon sign .. Skipping Girl Sign


View Event: St Kilda Pier Kiosk
St Kilda Pier Kiosk
Jacka Boulevard and Pier Road, St Kilda
The St Kilda Pavilion is an historic kiosk located at the end of St Kilda Pier built in 1904, originally known as Parer's Pavilion and later renamed Kirby's Kiosk but locally known as St Kilda Kiosk. ..
St Kilda Pier Kiosk(03) 9525 5545St Kilda Pier Kiosk
Jacka Boulevard and Pier Road,


View Event: Station Pier
Station Pier
1 Station Pier Port Melbourne
Station Pier is Victoria's premier sea passenger terminal, accommodating visiting cruise ships, navy ships and tall ships. Station Pier is open to the public throughout the year during daylight hou ..
Station Pier+61 3 8347 8300Station Pier
1 Station Pier


View Event: The Block Arcade
The Block Arcade
282 Collins St Melbourne
The Block Arcade is a heritage shopping arcade experience in the centre of Melbourne but going back a hundred years it was the "place to be seen". The arcade which was erected between 1891 and 1893 ..
The Block Arcade9654 5244The Block Arcade
282 Collins St


View Event: The Briars Park & Homestead
The Briars Park & Homestead
450 Nepean Hwy Mount Martha
The Briars Park is the Mornington Peninsula Shire's foremost property, and a beautiful example of 'Cultural Landscape', with a long history of Aboriginal occupation, followed by European occupation of ..
The Briars Park & Homestead03 5974 3686The Briars Park & Homestead
450 Nepean Hwy


View Event: The Federal Standard Printing Works
The Federal Standard Printing Works
Main Street Chiltern
➲ Every 2nd Sunday
C/- Dow's Pharmacy The Federal Standard Printing Works features machines used in the production of the local newspaper, The Federal Standard, which was published here for 110 years, and which are m .. The Federal Standard Printing Works


View Event: The Heights Heritage House and Garden
The Heights Heritage House and Garden
140 Aphrasia Street Newtown
Prefabricated in Hamburg, Germany, the Heights was erected in 1854 and is the largest dwelling of its kind in Victoria. Owned by three generations of the one family; bequeathed to the National Trus ..
The Heights Heritage House and Garden(03) 5221 3510 | Bookings 03 9656 9889The Heights Heritage House and Garden
140 Aphrasia Street


View Event: The Shot Tower | Clifton Hill
The Shot Tower | Clifton Hill
94 Alexandra Parade Clifton Hill
The largest shot tower in Australia is a unique reminder of industrial ammunitions history. At 263 feet tall, Clifton Hill Shot Tower vies with Taroona Shot Tower as the tallest in the world. Buil ..
The Shot Tower | Clifton HillThe Shot Tower | Clifton Hill
94 Alexandra Parade


View Event: Victoria Police Memorial
Victoria Police Memorial
St Kilda Road, Kings Domain
Victoria Police Memorial - Kings Domain Gardens Opened in 2002, the Victoria Police Memorial situated in Kings Domain Gardens, Melbourne, stands as a dedication and constant reminder of the service ..
Victoria Police MemorialVictoria Police Memorial
St Kilda Road,


View Event: Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk
High Street, Seymour
Seven years in the making, the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk was opened in March 2013. The Wall includes both the names of all Australian veterans who served in the Vietnam War and a photographi ..
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk03 5792 3227Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk
High Street,


View Event: Villa Alba
Villa Alba
44 Walmer Street Kew
Situated in Walmer St Kew The Villa Alba Museum is one of the finest examples of 19th Century interior decoration marked by the unique and opulent hand painted murals that line the interior walls and ..
Villa Alba9852 8886Villa Alba
44 Walmer Street


View Event: Villa Alba House & Gardens | Open Days
Villa Alba House & Gardens | Open Days
Villa Alba - 44 Walmer Street Kew
➲ Every 1st Sunday
Villa Alba has regular open days on the first Sunday of the month from 1 pm to 4 pm. Visitors are requested not to wear stiletto heeled shoes as these can damage the floors. Tea or coffee and b .. Villa Alba House & Gardens | Open Days


View Event: Wedderburn Newsagency & General Store
Wedderburn Newsagency & General Store
62 High St, Wedderburn
The General Store Museum is Wedderburn's original goldfields shop with products from the gold rush era, including a coach builder's workshop with the original blacksmith forge and horse drawn buggies ..
Wedderburn Newsagency & General Store03 5494 3342Wedderburn Newsagency & General Store
62 High St,


View Event: Werribee Mansion
Werribee Mansion
K Road Werribee
Discover the Victorian era in Australia with a visit to beautiful Chirnside Mansion better known as Werribee Park Mansion. Located 30 minutes west of Melbourne at Werribee Park, 'the mansion' is a ..
Werribee MansionWerribee Mansion
K Road


View Event: Woodlands Historic Park & Homestead
Woodlands Historic Park & Homestead
Oaklands Road, Greenvale
Woodlands Historic Park totals over 700 hectares (1730 acres). It was first established as a public park in 1980 and contains many physical links to the landscape of the settlers in the 1840s, includi ..
Woodlands Historic Park & HomesteadWoodlands Historic Park & Homestead
Oaklands Road,




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