Open House Melbourne 2019

Uncover the past with the National Trust at Open House Melbourne on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2019

The National Trust has participated in Open House Melbourne (OHM) since opening the doors of Tasma Terrace in 2009.

Open House Melbourne provides the community with a free opportunity to uncover a hidden wealth of architecture, engineering marvels and historic buildings.

This year we will be opening the doors to Tasma Terrace, La Trobe’s Cottage, Labassa, Como House and Napier Waller House. 

Please note that opening times vary so please check the times under the property information below. 

Properties Open

Discover Victoria era luxury at Labassa and admire the ornate stained glass and rare trompe l’oeil ceiling.

Opening time: 28 July only, 10am – 4pm
Located: 2 Manor Grove, Caulfield North


Be immersed in the elegant Como House and enjoy the Georgian-style mansion and five acres of historic gardens.

Opening time: 27 July only, 10am – 4pm
: Corner Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave, South Yarra


Uncover a hidden gem in the heart of the CBD at Tasma Terrace, one of the finest examples of a 19th century three-storey terrace house in Australia and home to the National Trust Victoria headquarters.

Opening time: 27 & 28 July, 10am – 4pm
: 6 Parliament Place, East Melbourne


Take a step back in time at La Trobe’s Cottage and explore the living conditions of the early colonists in Melbourne.

Opening time: 27 July only, 10am – 4pm
: Corner of Birdwood Avenue & Dallas Brooks Drive, The Domain


The history of Napier Waller House is often associated with the life and career of noted Australian muralist, mosaicist and stained glass artist Napier Waller. Less is known however about the women who also worked within these walls. Christian Waller worked alongside her husband to establish this superb Arts and Crafts style home, whilst also pursuing her own successful career.

Tours will be 40 minutes with groups of 12. The location of the house will be advised on confirmation of booking.

Opening time: 28 July only,  10am, 12pm, 2pm
Cost: $5
Bookings: SOLD OUT 


Open House Melbourne is a mostly free event however donations towards protecting our heritage and allowing us to open the doors of our properties would be greatly appreciated. Donation boxes are located at the door of each property. 



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