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Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Melbourne, vic

This is an interactive 90 minute walk through Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne with an Aboriginal guide.

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Domain Discovery: Shrine and Gardens Tour

Melbourne, vic

Learn about the fascinating history behind the Shrine of Remembrance followed by a guided Explorer Bus ride through Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne ending with morning tea.

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Open House at La Trobe’s Cottage

Melbourne, vic

Learn about the La Trobe Family's life in early Melbourne, in their simple yet elegant prefabricated cottage surrounded by a delightful garden.

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Flora and the Baron

Melbourne, vic

This is a free 50 minute audio tour at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne where visitors can learn about first Royal Botanic Gardens Director, Ferdinand von Mueller.

Start from Oak Lawn Gate (formerly Gate F) any time during Gardens opening hours and use your smartphone and headphones to listen in.

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There’s More to This Story: Diverse Histories at the Shrine

Melbourne, vic

Join us for a captivating talk that uncovers the narratives of Australian Defence Force personnel and their families from culturally diverse backgrounds, as well as the poignant tales of immigrant Victorians who found a new home in Australia after being displaced by conflict.

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Victoria’s Government House Tours

Melbourne, vic

Discover Melbourne’s rich heritage in the grand State Rooms of Government House

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Sunset Cocktails at Walsh Street

South Yarra, vic

Open the door to Robin Boyd’s iconic Walsh Street residence after-hours for Autumn Sunset Cocktails.

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Mid Century Furniture Restoration at Robin Boyd’s iconic Walsh Street house

South Yarra, vic

Interested in mid-century furniture? Do you have pieces that need some love?

Learn techniques and tips from one of Melbourne's leading restoration experts. Join our informative workshops at the iconic former home of Australian architect and writer, Robin Boyd.

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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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Collins Street Characters and Connections Walking Tour

East Melbourne, vic

Join me for a walk down Collins Street starting from the top end at the former Treasury as we uncover colourful characters and their Collins Street connections. Be fascinated as you are introduced to these characters and discover their stories linking people and places to the sites we visit.

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Belongings: Objects and Family Life

East Melbourne, vic

We’re surrounded by objects, but have you thought about how important these things are in your life? Do you have a few favourite things you absolutely can’t live without? What about others in your family? Are they important for what they do, or what they represent?

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Old Treasury Building Public Tour

East Melbourne, vic

Go behind the scenes at one of Melbourne's finest buildings!

The Old Treasury Building, built during the gold rush, showcases a selection of exhibitions relating to Melbourne's past, but on this exclusive tour you will venture past the public spaces to discover the deep history of the building.

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The Athenaeum Library turns 185 this year – have you ever been?

Melbourne, vic

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library is almost as old as Melbourne itself. Archivist, Fiona Moore, will present a lively and interactive discussion about the role the Ath has played in the cultural life of Melbourne since 1839.

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It’s all about “HATS” Vintage Hat Walk: Talk & Demonstration

Melbourne, vic

Explore the different styles of Millinery (Hats) and millinery materials used spanning the decades from the Victorian Era to the current day.

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VAULT

Melbourne , vic

Our fabulous vintage clothing boutique in Melbourne’s iconic Block Arcade.

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Walking Tour: Shorthand History of Melbourne

Melbourne CBD, vic

“Silently and inconspicuously” shorthand writers and shorthand educators have contributed to the legacy which has shaped the City of Melbourne. Melbourne’s central grid is brimming with shorthand history and stories, all of which contribute to the endowment shorthand has left to our society. Join this guided walk around Melbourne, and discover how these scenarios and opportunities

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Mr Coppin’s Tour of Civil War America

Melbourne, vic

Join Theatre Heritage Australia and Melbourne writer-researcher Simon Plant for ‘Mr Coppin’s Tour of Civil War America’ and a rare opportunity to see behind the front door of the Melbourne Savage Club, one of Australia's oldest private members’ clubs.

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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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Strengthening sutures – connecting to Surgical History

East Melbourne, vic

A short talk will be offered by the Heritage Collections Co-ordinator about the history of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and its historical collections.

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