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Places to visit
Enjoy a great day out with the National Trust. We have over twenty extraordinary heritage sites in Melbourne and regional Victoria for you to explore.
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Students can enjoy one of our education programs at the Old Melbourne Gaol, Polly Woodside Tall Ship, Rippon Lea mansion, Como House or McCrae homestead.
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Immerse yourself in the dark atmosphere of the Gaol, the Watch House and Court One of the Old Magistrates Court.
Of National heritage significance, Rippon Lea is a grand 19th century mansion complete with a Victorian garden to explore, heritage orchard, lake, childrens playground, fernery and grotto.
This is Melbourne's iconic heritage landmark. Enjoy a tour of the house, take a stroll in the gardens or enjoy a coffee at the cafe.
These rare examples of prefabricated homes were brought out by early settlers to Melbourne. Simple, sparse and poorly insulated, they provide an insight into the lives of early Melbourne citizens in the middle
and lower classes.
Visit the National Trust headquarters including our gift shop. Built in the 1870s, Tasma Terrace is an exceptional example of a three storey Victorian Terrace and the focus of landmark heritage legislative change.
From mansion to apartments, Labassa has survived with its Victorian era decoration intact.
Set in a sweeping rural landscape, wander through this majestic 42 room bluestone mansion which was built in 1871 and captures the glory of a Western District pastoral family.
Explore this Gothic Revival villa built on the banks of the Barwon river during the 1850s and one of the few surviving example of early colonial residences in Geelong.
This sandstone storehouse for grain is an example of one of the 150 mills that used to occupy Victoria one hundred years ago.
Located in historic Chiltern, Dow's Pharmacy includes an original chemist shop with original fittings and stock from over one hundred years. The apothecary workshop in the rear of the building houses the pill press and inventory of a lifetime of a pharmicist's work serving a local community.
Home of Henry Handel Richardson, Lake View House features in her novel about the life a country doctor in her novel, The fortunes of Richard Mahony.
Established in the 1850s, Gulf Station was farmed for nearly 100 years by the Bell family.
This nature reserve at Red Hill is the last example of virgin rainforest on the Mornington Peninsular and reveals the country that indigenous peoples managed for thousands of years. A QR nature trail and boardwalk let you explore the forest.
McCrae Homestead is one of Victoria's oldest homesteads and is a physical reminder of the early pioneering life.
Enjoy one of Victoria’s last surviving classic Bayside villas, the home of composer John Tallis.
A homestead and wildlife sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula The Briars homestead was completed in 1851 and occupied by Alexander Balcombe.
This simple cottage from the 1840s shows the rudimentary structure of early settlers homes and once also served as the village bakery.