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Footsteps in the House of Discovery

Shoes - Footsteps in the House of Discovery, a house tour featuring selected shoes from the National Trust collection of historical fashion, as well as footwear-related decorative arts and idiosyncratic curios.

The experience is a dreamscape of installations in the rooms of Como House & Gardens in South Yarra.

Some Themes explored throughout the activation are : A Short History of Footwear in Melbourne, The Promenade – walking to show off, 12 Dancing Princesses – welcome to the ball, Misfortune – Superstitions and Protection Spells “ A thief’s shoes always squeak – an old Ukrainian proverb from my grandmother”, Dreaming of Shoes.

Tours will be held from 3 February to 23 April, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm.

Tours will be limited to 12 people per tour to ensure a bespoke and intimate experience.

Event dates

Event Details

16 Como Avenue, South Yarra, Victoria

Please book online and make your way to the retail store on site to check in


Wednesdays and Fridays 2.00pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 15, Children $ 9.00, Concession $ 12, Family $ 35.00
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.nationaltrust.org.au/event/shoes-footsteps-in-the-house-of-discovery/
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: