Join us for a digital celebration of our City’s architecture and history at Open House Melbourne 2020.

Discover and explore some of Boroondara’s most iconic buildings, including Hawthorn Arts Centre and Kew Court House, by taking a virtual tour or participate in live discussions with historians and architects to uncover unique stories of these buildings – all from your own home.


There are a number of locations participating in these free, family-friendly virtual events.

Hawthorn Arts Centre, Hawthorn

Discover the Hawthorn landmark, formerly Hawthorn Town Hall, which is now one of Melbourne’s most beautiful arts centres and home of Town Hall Gallery. 

Kew Court House, Kew    

Explore this prominent fixture of Kew Junction and discover its early history before it became an iconic performing arts space.

Tay Creggan, Hawthorn    

One of Victoria’s most unique buildings, Tay Creggan is now home to Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar.

Villa Alba, Kew    

Villa Alba is one of the finest examples of late 19th century decoration in Australia.

Lyon Housemuseum, Kew    

Lyon Housemuseum will be a highlight for many design and contemporary art lovers.


Visit our Open House Melbourne page to find many virtual events at venues across the Boroondara Precinct, including tours, live music and webinars. 

Activities for kids

Open Kids has a range of kid-friendly activities on offer, including fun colouring-in sheets tracing the landmarks of Boroondara.

More information

For more information, contact Boroondara Arts at [email protected] or phone 9278 4770.