The story of Wyreena – A Hidden GemWyreena Community Arts Centre - Maroondah City Council

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The story of Wyreena – A Hidden Gem

Guided Tour of the property - Discover the interesting architectural and social history of Wyreena. The main building turns 100 this year and has had three fascinating chapters: from family home to a convent and now a thriving Community Arts Centre.

Wyreena Community Arts Centre is a historical property in Croydon, featuring The Arts Lounge, The Conservatory Café, beautiful gardens and an interactive Playspace. Wyreena offers a wide range of arts-based programs and workshops for all ages and abilities and is home to various community groups and creative businesses.

The main building was originally a family home, it was then sold to the Catholic Church in the 1950’s and was a convent and commercial college. In the late 1970’s, Wyreena was saved from development by passionate community members and in 1978 became a Community Arts Centre.

Two of the buildings on the property were built in the 1920’s and 1930’s, the main building was designed by Hudson and Wardrop who were the architects for the Shrine of Remembrance.

Event dates

Event Details

13-23 Hull Road, Croydon, Victoria

Please meet in the Main Building in The Arts Lounge.


10.30am -11.15am

Entry fees:
Adults $ 5
Prebooking required 5590
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
If the car park is full, then parking is available on side streets. There are stairs in the main building to view the 2nd story, however, this is not essential. The rest of the tour is accessible.