Are you part of Melbourne's elite? For one afternoon step back in time and enjoy this fabulous bayside retreat at Black Rock House. A visit will be very special to you, your friends and family. You will be warmly greeted by costumed volunteer guides who will share the myths and legends of days gone by.
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As part of the FLAG Commemoration where we will have 50 Australian Flags attached to a pole at the side of Veterans graves to publicly commemorate the role of our Men and Women as part of the Australian war effort from 22nd April to the 2nd May
The trees at Rippon Lea play an important part in the Estate’s history, with some dating back to the 1880s. This walking tour will provide a fascinating insight into the work required to manage and nurture this magnificent collection for the enjoyment of both today’s visitors and future generations.
Rippon Lea’s kitchens are a rare example of a 19th century kitchen complex. The original kitchens were enlarged in 1882 and remained in use for fifty years. Abandoned when a new kitchen was installed on the ground floor, they now offer a glimpse into the lives of those who lived “below stairs”.
Once upon a time, Rippon Lea’s gardens provided the backdrop to the games and adventures of children who lived in the house. Now it’s your turn to explore of Rippon Lea’s secrets. This self-guided journey of discovery is suitable for families with primary school aged children aged 6 and over.
Rippon Lea’s grand hallways and varied domestic interiors contain an eclectic array of furnishings spanning various design styles from the mid-nineteenth century through to the post WWII period. Curious to find out more? Take this tour for an in-depth look at key pieces from the collection.
Rippon Lea’s art collection encompasses several different styles, periods and mediums. This in-depth tour is a must for anyone curious to find out more about this superb collection.
Explore our current exhibition, 'The Studio of Karl Duldig - a Living Legacy.' Take an insightful guided tour of the original heritage rooms and Artists' Studio and enjoy a Viennese afternoon tea.
This map records some of the live music heritage and the places, bands and characters who have contributed to St Kilda’s history.
Do you have a family history collection at home? Individuals, families and community groups hold a significant amount of cultural heritage material. In this talk, Ainslee shows you how you can preserve your family history collection at home, from safe storage to disaster recovery.
Come on a guided tour of this architectural wonder and discover the magnificent features, exquisite interiors and opulent rooms of this internationally significant Toorak mansion, ending with a cup of tea or coffee and a glass of sparkling wine.
Curious about what was worn under the hooped skirts in the 1850s? How did women achieve those impossible waistlines?
Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria's first Governor, lived with his wife Sophie and their four children for nearly 15 years in the family’s elegant prefabricated cottage. Take a tour of La Trobe's Cottage and hear some fascinating stories about life in early Melbourne
Learn how to access a variety of resources and records relating to military history
Explore King William's Town, the original capital of Victoria, by lamp light. Steeped with history, apparitions, alleyways and lager it was once a thriving town full of colourful ladies, drunken sailors and convicts.
Guided heritage walk in historic Williamstown