Australian Heritage Festival: Mills Cottage Conservation Tours

vic 27 May 2018
Mills Cottage, built from 1843, is one of the oldest buildings in Victoria, and is currently infrequently opened to the public. The conservation works currently being undertaken to the interior and exterior of the building will allow increased public access to the site and ensure a viable future for the

Australian Heritage Festival: Rippon Lea Garden Tour

vic 18 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
The Rippon Lea Estate Gardens are one of the gems in the National Trust’s crown and are of national significance. Developed by owner Frederick Sargood in the Picturesque style in the 1880s, Rippon Lea is the largest surviving 19th Century Estate in Australia. During this fascinating walk (approximately 40 minutes),

Australian Heritage Festival: Victorian Tree of the Year Voting

vic 18 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018
The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has been classifying significant trees since 1982. Following the successful inaugural Victorian Tree of the Year program in 2016, we invite you to vote for the 2018 Victorian Tree of the Year. This contest aims to raise awareness for the conservation of Victoria’s natural

Como Fashion Quarter

vic 6 Apr 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
Como Fashion Quarter is an immersive exhibition of style and design that unpacks the polish of fashion photography, exposing the invisible staging, production and process behind an image. In this exhibition four artists each with a distinctive approach will transform a quarter of Como House, merging the National Trust Costume
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Como Fashion Quarter: Curator Talks

vic 11 May 2017 - 21 Jun 2018
Join a member of our curatorial team and explore the Como Fashion Quarter exhibition through a behind the scenes lens. Learn about the detailed brief that was given to the four fashion practitioners to interpret a quarter of the house each and how they used elements of the treasure chest
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Como Fashion Quarter: Jinoel Retrospective

vic 23 Jun 2018
The Jinoel Retrospective provides you with a peek behind the curtains of what was one of Australia’s most successful high end fashion houses in the 1950s through to the 1980s. Jinoel was owned and operated by husband and wife team Jill and Noel Kemelfield. The bittersweet story of this iconic
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Conservation Echoes in East Melbourne: Tracing a 1964 Heritage Itinerary

vic 19 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
East Melbourne is not only one of our city’s oldest suburbs, it is also one of the first neighbourhoods that Melbourne heritage activists sought to conserve. In the decades preceding the rise of Australia’s popular heritage movement in the 1970s, residents and activists conjured East Melbourne as an important, diverse

Escape the Gaol – Winter School Holidays (2018)

vic 30 Jun 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
Children are invited to participate in Escape the Gaol, an immersive and educational activity aimed at ages six and up. Participants will have the opportunity to become inmates and must explore the Gaol to discover all the necessary clues to create the perfect escape plan, without being discovered by the prison
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Garden Tours at Rippon Lea Estate (2018)

vic 28 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2018
The garden is complex and covers almost 14 acres, which includes a large lake, extensive shrubberies and flower gardens, an orchard of historically significant fruit varieties, a fernery, rose gardens and many other features of historical, landscape and architectural interest, all forming the setting for the polychrome brick mansion completed

Labassa Mansion Tours (2018)

vic 19 Feb 2017 - 9 Dec 2018
Labassa is an outstanding Victorian era mansion with opulent architectural features. The mansion was redeveloped in the French Second Empire style by German born architect, John A. B. Koch, who remodelled the house into a thirty-five room mansion. The interior features gilt embossed wallpapers, ornate stained glass and a rare
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LEGO workshops at Polly Woodside

vic 2 Jul 2018 - 16 Jul 2018
Come and join in the fun these school holidays at Polly Woodside with a special pirate themed LEGO workshop presented by BRICKS 4 KIDZ. Then explore the seven seas on a fun and interactive tour of the ship where you get to scrub the decks, ring the bell and experience
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Pirate Sundays at Polly Woodside (2018)

vic 8 Jan 2017 - 2 Dec 2018
Bring along your scallywags and buccaneers and join us at Polly Woodside for a day of adventures. The first treasure hunt is at 11am, which kicks off a variety of activities throughout the day. The children get to scrub the decks, ring the bell, participate in pirate games and arts

Talks with the La Trobe Society – 2018

vic 10 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Secure your place at a number of talks presented by the La Trobe’s Society and learn more about Victorian colonial development and aspects of life in early Melbourne and beyond. Select your talk from the list below Upcoming dates: 10 June 2018 – 2.00pm – 4.00pm 8 July 2018 –

Team of Pianists at Rippon Lea (2018)

vic 15 Apr 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Since 1994 Melbourne has enjoyed one of the longest running and most loved chamber music series. Join us in the magical ballroom of Rippon Lea for six amazing twilight concerts performed by Team of Pianists.   Bookings are essential To book: Online or phone (03) 9822 2959 Please note that full
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