We are proud to be a precinct partner in the Open House Melbourne Weekend, which took place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2019.
Several of Boroondara’s most iconic buildings were exhibited during the weekend, showcasing some exceptional architecture and unique stories that have survived through Federation, the Great Depression and two world wars.
Places to visit in Boroondara
Boroondara General Cemetery
430 High Street, Kew
This is one of Victoria’s oldest cemeteries, featuring the still-operational 1850s gatehouse and clock tower.
Kew - full address available on booking
Built in the 19th century, Willsmere was one of the largest asylums ever built in Australia.
30 Yarra Street, Hawthorn
One of Victoria’s most unique buildings, Tay Creggan is now home to Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar.
Kew Court House
186 High Street, Kew
This prominent and iconic fixture of Kew Junction is steeped in history.
Villa Alba Museum
44 Walmer Street, Kew
Villa Alba is one of the finest examples of late 19th century decoration in Australia.
Hawthorn Tram Depot
8 Wallen Road, Hawthorn
The Hawthorn Tram Depot houses the history of Melbourne’s unique trams and tramways system.
Hawthorn Arts Centre
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
The Hawthorn landmark is one of Melbourne’s most beautiful arts centres.
Immaculate Conception Church
345 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
One of Victoria’s more impressive suburban churches, featuring an outstanding Gothic tower.
Hawthorn Telephone Exchange
375 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
A hidden gem of Australia’s telecommunications history lives inside the former telephone exchange.
There's something for everyone, including child-friendly activities and tours.