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Places to visit in Victoria
Welcome to Victoria - the home of some of Australia's most significant and extraordinary heritage sites.
Enjoy a great day out with the National Trust of Victoria.
We have over twenty extraordinary heritage sites in Melbourne and regional Victoria which are rich in history and are open to the public.
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Intriguing places filled with history
Inspire your imagination at the Old Melbourne Gaol or the Polly Woodside Tall Ship. Perhaps some of Melbourne's earliest surviving buildings at the Portable Iron houses will intrigue you.
You can organise tours of many properties including the Old Melbourne Gaol, Rippon Lea, Como House and many others. We also run a combined tour of Governor La Trobe's Cottage with the current Government House.
Contact our Bookings Officer on 9656 9889 for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Immerse yourself in the dark atmosphere of the Gaol, the Watch House and Court One of the Old Magistrates Court.
Board the Polly Woodside and sail back to 1904 aboard a real tall ship - a 650 ton Barque from the Woodside fleet berthed at Southbank.
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.
Brought to Melbourne from London in 1839, visit the home of Victoria’s first Lt Governor, Charles La Trobe and his family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This simple cottage from the 1840s shows the rudimentary structure of early settlers homes and once also served as the village bakery.
A homestead and wildlife sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula The Briars homestead was completed in 1851 and occupied by Alexander Balcombe.
McCrae Homestead is one of Victoria's oldest homesteads and is a physical reminder of the early pioneering life.