The Heights

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 1854 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.


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Opening Times

September to May
Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm.

June, July & August
Last Sunday of the Month


Adult: $10
Concession: $7
Child: $4
Family (2A + 2C): $20

National Trust Members receive FREE general entry.


140 Aphrasia Street
Newtown 3220 VIC

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Victoria and recognise their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

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The Heights


140 Aphrasia Street
Newtown 3220 VIC

Entry Fees:

National Trust members: FREE
Adult: $10
Concession: $7
Children: $4
Family (2 Adults+ 2 Children): $20

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