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.



The Heights - Planning your visit


140 Aphrasia Street
Newtown 3220 VIC


The Heights house open Sundays 1pm - 4pm
Pop up shop Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm


Christmas Day, Easter Sunday

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 enquiries, please contact our Functions team.

Email – or phone 9656 9845.


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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