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Architectural Glass with Bruce Hutton

Ivanhoe, vic

A predominately theory based workshop at Waller House which will cover a history of glass and glazing, installation, decoration, maintenance and repair. A house tour will also form a part of this workshop.

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Waller House Open Day

Ivanhoe, vic

Immerse yourself in the lives of those who lived, created, loved, and lost in Waller House.

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Eye Spy! Waking our Secret Agents

Heidelberg, vic

Some museum objects seem to be asleep in our storage rooms. They are like secret agents.
From the extensive array of objects collected over six decades, this exhibition connects you with more than 180 secret agents. Their undercover identities slept in our store, preserved by our Society.

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Ned Kelly: Hero or Villain?

Kew, vic

His name has become synonymous with courage, the phrase “game as Ned Kelly” having become part of the Australian lexicon. Regardless of your viewpoint the Kelly legend is enshrined in Australian folklore. Join us to hear about some whose lives became linked with Ned’s - the Ned Kelly Connections

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Treasures of Trove

Kew, vic

Learn how to navigate and find the resources available through the National Library of Australia's huge database, Trove.

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Yarra Bend Park Archaeology Discovery Walk

Fairfield, vic

Join a guided walk with heritage experts from Parks Victoria, Heritage Victoria, and Alliance Archaeology to learn about the management of the archaeological remains of the former Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum and the extent of what is still under our feet at this popular urban park.

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Marvellous Melbourne Mansions with Andrew Dixon

Kew, vic

Three marvellous mansions in Melbourne: Labassa (Caulfield North), Villa Alba (Kew) and Mandeville Hall (Toorak) are all rare survivors of the late nineteenth century.

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Villa Alba Museum Open Day

Kew, vic

Come and explore the 1880s mansion's wonderful hand-painted and stencilled decorations and recreated heritage garden.

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The Art of Sacrifice

Hawthorn, vic

Enjoy an evening with portrait artist George Petrou OAM to discuss his book, 'The Art of Sacrifice.'

‘The Art of Sacrifice’ features 70 portraits, 63 stories, and historical images to tell the stories of Anzacs' courage and sacrifice. It is a stunning contribution to the understanding and commemoration of all those who have served Australia.

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Bundoora Homestead History Tours

Bundoora, vic

Join this unique guided experience to hear the stories that shaped Bundoora.

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Researching Military Ancestors

Camberwell, vic

Learn how to search for records on the world wars and other conflicts, repatriation files, soldier settlement files and more, with Way Back When historians.

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“Mr Mac, The Chocolate King” -His Story

Fitzroy, vic

Who was the great chocolate master 'MacPherson Robertson'? He was perhaps the greatest entrepreneur Fitzroy has known. The "white factory" took up many blocks spuing out the fragrant smells of milk kisses and other favourites. Let us walk the walk and meet the man behind the nail can story.

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Sketching in Historic Fairhall (1860) with Alissa Duke

East Melbourne, vic

Learn to sketch with watercolour pencils and be inspired by antiques and beautiful objects. Your class will be held in Fairhall, the 1860s home of The Johnston Collection, a museum of fine and decorative arts in East Melbourne. All materials are provided and absolute beginners are welcome.

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Ethics in the House Museum: the Challenges of Historical Collections

East Melbourne, vic

House museums often contain collection objects with dark pasts. Drawing on examples from The Johnston Collection, this lecture considers some of the ethical questions addressed by museum and gallery professionals today. What are appropriate narratives for historical collections in 2024?

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Fit for a King: Vincent Jenden reimagines the Johnston Collection

East Melbourne, vic

To celebrate the much-anticipated Australian Royal Tour by King Charles III and Queen Camilla, and the accession of King Frederik X and Queen Mary of Denmark the interiors of historic East Melbourne townhouse, Fairhall, have been theatrically reimagined by guest curator Vincent Jenden.

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Still Life Sketching in the Gallery

Toorak, vic

Come join us for a relaxed still life sketching session in the gallery. Sketch with others, be inspired by the exhibition on display in a charming 1890s manse. Bring your own materials (hard back sketch book preferred) and enjoy some creative time in good company.

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Fire Services Museum of Victoria Display

East Melbourne, vic

Exhibition of equipment, and artefacts relating to Victoria's Fire Service History.

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Locked Up in Pentridge Prison’s D Division

Coburg, vic

Our tours provide insights into D Division's history (Remand prison) and introduces individuals who have spent time in the prison. The tour is conducted by ex-prison officers and former Pentridge inmates.

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Como House and Garden

South Yarra, vic

Immerse yourself in the history and luxury that make Como Melbourne’s most glamorous stately home.

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Archaeology Site Dig and Expert Panel Discussion

South Yarra, vic

The National Trust and the Heritage Council of Victoria presents this opportunity for visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in Victoria’s rich history, while exploring the exciting discipline of archaeology.

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Como House of Discovery: Under Things

South Yarra, vic

A subtle uncovering of layers, Como House is transformed into an imagined dressing room, where under things are revealed in their material beauty.

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