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All are welcome to take a tour of Black Rock House on the first Sunday of each month. Tours take place between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

From August to December 2017, a community market will be held from 12 noon. Please check the website for other market dates.

For groups, Black Rock House is available by bookings and entry is by a nominated ticket price.

The website lists several special community events as well as Ghost Tours held in winter.

Black Rock House was built in 1856 by Victoria's first Auditor-General, Charles Hotson Ebden as his seaside retreat. Complete with a castle wall and Moreton Bay Figs, this historic home in the Melbourne Bayside suburb of Black Rock has a fascinating past.

Throughout its rich history, Black Rock House has been utilised as a meeting place for Melbourne's elite, as a retreat for Governor Sir Henry Barkly and also as a private house.

Tours will run on the 2nd of July , 6th of August, 3rd of September, 1st of October, 5th of November, 3rd of December and 4th to February from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

For further information, please view the website.

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Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Sunday Guided Tours free. Donations accepted. Weekday Tours $5 . Ghost Tours & Paranormal XFiles Tours fees apply. Details at www.blackrockhouse.org.au and Facebook
Free - $80.00

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  • Non smoking establishment
  • Self guided

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance