As part of Geelong's UNESCO Design Week, the NTAV Geelong Branch is offering a guided walking tour of the city's iconic 1900s buildings.
To celebrate Geelong’s UNESCO Design Week, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Geelong Branch is offering a two hour Guided Tour with experienced guides. The tour will cover some of Geelong’s iconic 1900s buildings developed when the City became a manufacturing and mercantile centre, including Edwardian Freestyle, Art Deco, and Modernist to Brutalist buildings.
The Tour begins and ends at the Johnstone Park Rotunda, near the Railway Station. The Park was designed as part of a grand entrance to Geelong when Mercer St was the main approach. The Peace Memorial and Hitchcock Memorial Gates are part of the design. Gheringhap, Ryrie, Moorabool and Malop Streets carry the 20th-century theme further.
Copies of ‘Some Highlights of Geelong’s 20th Century Architecture’ will be available for sale ($8) on the day.
The equipment used on this tour is supported by a City of Greater Geelong Arts Program Grant.