Historic Sites - Melbourne Environs
The National Trust has "listed" a wide range of buildings and gardens. The maintenance of these places is educational and informative, yes, but more than that it gives Melbourne a rich texture. Some of the results of efforts to protect our architectural heritage are bizarre, such as those where the facade is of interest, so we have graceful and/or otherwise interesting faces on supermarkets and parking structures.
Inner Melbourne Parks & Gardens
Melbourne Environs Parks & Gardens
Inner Melbourne historic sites
Melbourne Environs Historic Sites
Art Deco Walk of Inner Melbourne
Another View Walking Trail
Inner Melbourne museums, galleries and craft markets.
Melbourne Environs museums, galleries and craft markets.
Como Historic House & Garden
Colonial mansion set in 5 acres of historic gardens. October 2013 the house is closed to the public, but the gardens are still open.
For opening hours and contact details see Como House web site
Number 8 Toorak tram from Swanston Street
Australian minesweeper constructed 1941-2. Gifted to the Maritime Trust for preservation as a museum ship, berthed at Gem Pier close to her place of construction. Exhibits and memorabilia.
Ph.: 9853 0823 before 10 a.m. weekdays, 9397 2362 weekends.
Gem Pier, Williamstown.
Elaborately decorated mansion completed in 1890 featuring detailed stencilling, grand staircase and rare trompe l'oeil ceiling.
Open last Sun of each month 10:30 - 4:30 p.m.. Private tours by special arrangement.
Ph: 9527 6295 or 9523 9228
2 Manor Grove, Caulfied
take bus 220 to Manor Grove stop 33 or tram Nos. 3 or 69 to stop 43.
Portable Iron Houses
Three nineteenth century prefabricated iron houses at Coventry Street, among the few remaining in the world.
Open Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. or weekdays by appointment only. Closed Dec 20 to Jan 6
Ph: 9822 4369
399 Coventry St, South Melbourne
Take tram No 96 west from Bourke St to South Melbourne station.
Rippon Lea House
Nineteenth century estate with Romanesque-style mansion set in its original Victoria Pleasure gardens.
192 Hotham St, Elsternwick VIC 3182
Shrine of Remembrance
Kings Domain, map
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