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Open House Melbourne

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

Boroondara General Cemetery

430 High Street, Kew

This is one of Victoria’s oldest cemeteries, featuring the still-operational 1850s gatehouse and clock tower.

© Farley Webb Photography


Kew - full address available on booking

Built in the 19th century, Willsmere was one of the largest asylums ever built in Australia.


Tay Creggan

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.

© Russell Winnell

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.

© Richard Schipper

Hawthorn Telephone Exchange

375 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

A hidden gem of Australia’s telecommunications history lives inside the former telephone exchange.

Open House Melbourne is a chance for the community to celebrate Melbourne’s architecture and heritage by opening buildings of significance over one weekend.

There's something for everyone, including child-friendly activities and tours.

More information

For information, contact Boroondara Arts on 9278 4770 or email [email protected]

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