Some of our services are impacted due to COVID-19.

© Image courtesy of William Ainger.

In July we will open the virtual doors to some of Boroondara’s most iconic buildings for the 2021 Open House Melbourne weekend.

You are invited to celebrate Boroondara’s architecture and heritage by:

  • taking a virtual tour
  • participating in online discussions
  • becoming inspired by online exhibitions
  • doing art activities.

This is your chance to step inside online and discover some of the most significant buildings in our community, who are offering virtual experiences not to be missed.

About Open House Melbourne

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


Camberwell Civic Centre exterior view

Camberwell Civic precinct


The Precinct has been home to the Council services since 1890.

Explore Camberwell Civic Precinct.

Hawthorn Town Hall by night

Hawthorn Arts Centre


The Hawthorn landmark is one of Melbourne’s most beautiful arts centres.

Explore Hawthorn Arts Centre.

The exterior of Kew Court House on a sunny day.

Kew Court House


This prominent and iconic fixture of Kew Junction is steeped in history.

Explore Kew Court House.

© Photograph by Russell Winnell.

Villa Alba Museum


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

Explore Villa Alba Museum.

Exterior view of Hawthorn Tram Depot on a sunny day.

Hawthorn Tram Depot


Visit the Hawthorn Tram Depot to learn the history of Melbourne’s unique trams and tramways system.

Explore Hawthorn Tram Depot.

© Dianna Snape

Lyon Housemuseum Galleries


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

Explore Lyon Housemuseum Galleries.

Tay Creggan


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

Explore Tay Creggan.

Please note: Preshil Junior School and Willsmere are no longer taking part in Open House Melbourne.


Celebrate architecture and the built environment by participating in activities in-person and online. You must book so that we can ensure we adhere to COVID-19 restrictions.

An uneven row f perfectly sharpened pencils.

OHM online children’s activities

Download free online activities for children to learn about Boroondara’s significant sites.

More information

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

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