This rarely seen property offers visitors the opportunity to explore an intact 1930s Roy Grounds waterfront holiday house set amidst a faithfully reconstructed landscape of native coastal vegetation, located in the Victorian Heritage listed Ranelagh Estate, designed by Walter Burley Griffin in 1924
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Come and explore Camp Manyung's historical grounds & buildings with a guided tour lead by one of the YMCA's staff, followed by a complimentary morning tea.
Learn about some of the camp's significant buildings like the 'bunkhouses & Manager's residence that feature distinctive elements, such as rusticated corners, pointed gabled ends and Burley Griffen 'Knitlock' roof tiles.
This State Significant Fossil Beach precinct's importance includes Victoria's first cement works as well as other scientific and cultural interest.
In the 1960s, an archaeological excavation occurred over about two years to explore this cement manufacturing by James Moller Robertson in 1862-63.
Cranbourne Cemetery has so many stories to tell. Join us for a walk and talk around historic Cranbourne Cemetery as we explore some of its history and tell the stories of twenty-six people and their families who never got the chance to say goodbye.
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.
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.
Not sure what a Tobin tube ventilation system is? What about a pole screen? Have you ever wondered about the story behind Rippon Lea’s ornate wallpaper, or seen an authentic Royal Doulton toilet bowl? Then this is definitely the tour for you.
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.
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.
Join us as we celebrate the women who lived at Labassa over two centuries. Take a walk through time and experience some of these stories as told through imagery, costume and objects. Explore the extraordinary, ordinary and sometimes invisible lives these women lived.
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.
This map records some of the live music heritage and the places, bands and characters who have contributed to St Kilda’s history.
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.
This event will cover the basic steps on researching the history of your house or a significant property. It covers key resources, the steps and processes involved, and includes some case studies in the workshop to practice these skills.
Curious about what was worn under the hooped skirts in the 1850s? How did women achieve those impossible waistlines?