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 twenty places in Melbourne and regional Victoria which are rich in history and are open to the public.

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The Old Melbourne Gaol

Immerse yourself in the dark atmosphere of the Gaol, the Watcfh House and Court One of the Old Magistrates Court.

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The Polly Woodside Tall Ship

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.

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Rippon Lea

National Heritage Listed, Rippon Lea is a grand 19th C mansion complete with a Victorian garden to explore including a tower, heritage orchard, lake, childrens playground, fernery and grotto.

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Como House and Gardens

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.

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Labassa

Situated in Caulfield, this grand French Renaissance mansion is a popular location for wedding photography as well as tours on weekends.

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McCrae Homestead

Arguably Victoria's oldest homestead, the McCrae homestead site includes a gallery with artefacts as well as the original homestead. The stories of original settlers, Georgiana and Andrew McCrae from London and later the Burrell family are told throughout the site.

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Mulberry Hill

Daryl Lindsay, noted painter, member of the artistic Lindsay family and director of the National Gallery of Victoria and his wife Joan Lindsay, celebrated author of Picnic at Hanging Rock enjoyed the peace and creative sanctuary of Mulberry Hill.

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Barwon Park

Barwon Park mansion sits in the sweeping rural landscape of the Western plains made from the bluestone basalt that surrounds the area. The entry vestibule and grand staircase were fit for a King and designed by the Austin family to host the Duke of Edinburgh's visit.

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Gulf Station

Gulf Station is a pioneer farm that has 11 original outbuildings that illustrate the daily life of work of a farm in the 19th C. Two generations of the Bell family developed the original Dickson lease of 25,000 acres in the Yarra Valley to create a successful dairy business in the mid 19th C.

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La Trobe's Cottage

This portable house was brought out from London by Victoria's first Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe. The story of his fifteen years with his family in the Colony of Victoria are told throughout the modest home set in the heart of Melbourne.

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Mooramong

Enter the home of a Hollywood Star of the Silent screen who married a successful grazier and emigrated to the Western district to create a 1920s styled home and substantial farm. Mooramong includes accommodation and Victoria's earliest and largest residential pools.

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Barwon Grange

The home of a successful merchant, Barwon Grange is lavishly restored and furnished and located next to the Barwon river. The property illustrates the life of a middle class family on the Bellarine peninsular.

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The Heights

Prefabricated in Hamburg in 1854, the Heights is one of the largest portable homes in Victoria. Popular for weddings the Heights includes extensive stables, grounds and historic water tower.

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Port Arlington Mill

This sandstone storehouse for grain is an example of one of the 150 mills that used to occupy Victoria one hundred years ago.

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Dow's Pharmacy

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.

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Federal Standard Printing Works

This newspaper office with its printing presses and linotype is a reminder of the important function the local newspaper had in a rural community.

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Lake View House

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.

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Endeavour Fern Gully

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.

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Portable Iron Houses

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.

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Nehill Brothers Farm

This site acts as a host farm for rare breeds of farm animals that are no longer economically viable on modern commercial farms.

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Mott's Cottage

This simple cottage from the 1840s shows the rudimentary structure of early settlers homes and once also served as the village bakery.

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The Briars

A homestead and wildlife sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula The Briars homestead was completed in 1851 and occupied by Alexander Balcombe.

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Tasma Terrace

Tasma Terrace is the headquarters of the National Trust of Victoria. It includes a retail space and gallery. It became the home of the national

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Gulf Station

Gulf Station is a pioneer farm that has 11 original outbuildings that illustrate the daily life of work of a farm in the 19th C. Two generations of the Bell family developed the original Dickson lease of 25,000 acres in the Yarra Valley to create a successful dairy business in the mid 19th C.

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