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Heritage buildings

Find reminders of Melbourne's rich past in the many historic buildings and monuments across the city. Visit heritage listed churches and majestic cathedrals of many faiths.

First settlers

See the striking interiors of the World heritage listed Royal Exhibition Buildings and hear tales of prison life in Old Melbourne Gaol. Discover Melbourne's maritime past, then stop by beautiful Fitzroy Gardens to see the reconstructed Cooks' Cottage – childhood home of Captain James Cook, one of the first European navigators to chart the east coast of Australia.

Dreams of Europe

Discover the Italianate architecture of Government House and the lavish French Rennaisance-inspired Como House, or wander through lush colonial gardens at Rippon Lea Estate.

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St Paul's Cathedral

Leave the bustling Flinders Street Station intersection behind and enter the peaceful place of worship that's long been at the heart of city life.

Heritage buildings

The Scots' Church

Look up to admire the 120-foot spire and impressive stonework of this decorated Gothic church built by David Mitchell, father of Dame Nellie Melba.

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St Patrick's Cathedral

Enter via the Pilgrim Path, absorbing the tranquil sounds of water and the spiritual quotes before seeking sanctuary beneath the gargoyles and spires.

Live music

The Forum

Catch local heroes and international artists at this spectacular venue where the architecture and interior design add an enchanting edge to any gig.

History & heritage

St Michael's Uniting Church

St Michael's is a unique church in the heart of the city. It is not only unique for its relevant, contemporary preaching, but for its unusual...

Architecture & design

La Trobe's Cottage

La Trobe's Cottage is the original home of Victoria's first Lt. Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe from 1839 to 1854. Although described by a visitor...

Heritage buildings

Royal Exhibition Building

Visit one of the world's oldest remaining exhibition pavilions, built for the Great Exhibition of 1880 and later housing the Commonwealth Parliament.

History & heritage

Werribee Park and Mansion

Smell the roses - all 5000 varieties - in the magnificent grounds of the Victoria's largest private residence, pausing to admire the pastoral style.

History & heritage

Como House and Garden

A stone's throw away from the centre of Melbourne and perched high above the Yarra River lies Como House and Garden. Its central block was built c....

History & heritage

Rippon Lea Estate

Visit a grand National Heritage listed estate, established 1868, with sweeping lawns, trees, ornamental lake, fernery, and heritage orchard.

History & heritage

Old Melbourne Gaol

Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.

Heritage buildings

Altona Homestead

The Altona Homestead was the first to be constructed in the area, beginning in 1842. It has a rich history serving as a residence, holiday housing...

Architecture & design

Shrine of Remembrance

An iconic landmark honouring the service of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping. The visitor centre hosts exhibitions and events.

Heritage buildings

Parliament of Victoria

Victoria's Parliament House - one of Australia's oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings. The Parliament of Victoria welcomes...

Architecture & design

Labassa Mansion

With its opulent architecture and largely intact original decoration, Labassa is one of Australia's most outstanding 19th century mansions. Designed...

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