The Heights Heritage House and Garden

Prefabricated in Hamburg, Germany, the Heights was erected in 1854 and is the largest dwelling of its kind in Victoria.

Made to order in Germany then exported to Australia where it was assembled in 1855 for businessman Charles Ibbotson. The Heights is the largest prefabricated house in Victoria.

Owned by three generations of the one family it was bequeathed by the last owner to the National Trust in 1975.

Explore this unique property which still retains many of its mid-nineteenth century charms. The stables, water tower, groom’s cottage and dovecote are all in original condition.


Virtually There exhibition – 

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Trust in Victoria with an exhibition at The Heights!

Virtually There will take viewers on virtual tours of some National Trust properties and collections across Victoria. Using the latest virtual reality technology, come and explore much more than the site you’re visiting.

Visit the exhibition on Sundays from1pm to 4pm.

The Heights - Planning your visit


140 Aphrasia Street
Newtown 3220 VIC


Sundays from 1pm to 4pm.


Christmas Day, Easter Sunday

(03) 5221 3510 or call Bookings Office on 03 9656 9889 Mon-Fri
Entry Fees:

House Tour and Garden entry
National Trust members: Free,
Adult: $10,
Concession: $7,
Children: $4,
Family (2 Adults+ 2 Children): $20.

What we offer:

Wedding and Function Inquiries for The Heights

For weddings and function inquiries, please contact our Functions and Events Manager.

Email – or phone 9656 9815.


More information can also be found in the following brochures:

Download The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Wedding Brochure.

Download The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Functions and Venue Hire Brochure.

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