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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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The Hollywood Connection at Como House and Garden

South Yarra, vic

The Hollywood Connection at Como House and Garden - a Recital in the Team of Pianists’ Rigg Bequest Classic Music in Historic Venues 2024 series.

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Richmond – a place of many firsts

Richmond, vic

Join us for a thrilling journey through the rich history of the iconic Richmond by David Langdon president of Richmond, Burnley and Cremorne Historical Society.

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Toorak Mansion Tour

Toorak, vic

Come on a guided tour with architectural historian and former Mayor of Stonnington, Steve Stefanopoulos OAM, to discover the magnificent features, exquisite interiors and opulent rooms of this internationally significant Toorak mansion, ending with a glass of sparkling wine.

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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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Chapel Street Walks

Prahran, vic

Meet at the PMI Victorian History Library then step into a charming adventure. Discover the tales of yesteryear's department stores on Chapel Street, Prahran. An all-inclusive experience, perfect for everyone – families, individuals, and even your beloved pets!

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World premiere – ‘Let the Light Shine’ documentary on Australian commemorative stained glass

Prahran, vic

Join GLAAS Inc at the world premiere of 'Let the Light Shine', a 30-minute documentary that sheds new light on war by exploring the social, cultural and military history embedded in glass, especially some spectacular (rarely seen and often forgotten) stained-glass windows throughout Australia.

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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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Magistrates Barristers and Prosecutors: Personalities involved with Ned Kelly’s Capture and Trial

East St Kilda, vic

Come on a fascinating tour of selected graves in the historic St Kilda Cemetery. Be transported back 140 years to hear about
some of the people who were involved with Ned Kelly.

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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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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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Victoria’s Government House Tours

Melbourne, vic

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

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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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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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