Open House Melbourne: Heritage Hill Precinct
Since 2008, Open House Melbourne weekend has grown to be one of the most widely attended cultural events in Victoria, and on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July, Dandenong will open its doors to some of its most iconic buildings, including the Heritage Hill Precinct.
Heritage Hill is a unique historic precinct located in the heart of Dandenong featuring three beautiful preserved heritage buildings: St James Anglican Church (1864); Laurel Lodge (1869) and Benga (1936).
Today, Heritage Hill is a tranquil place in amongst the bustling, multicultural metropolis of Dandenong. It is home to a vibrant Artist in Residence program, runs an exciting calendar of arts programs and workshops, provides garden and educational tours and offers regular art and heritage exhibitions.
Dates: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July, 2017
Times: 10am - 4pm
Open House Melbourne Programs
Heritage Hill Precinct will be hosting a variety of activities throughout the day to celebrate Open House Melbourne.
Heritage Hill Precinct Guided Tour
Includes tour of each building and surrounds from local guide. (Please note, St James will only be open on Saturday)
Tour Times (Saturday and Sunday)
10.45am - 11.45am
12pm - 1pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Please note there is no pre-booking for the Heritage Hill tours, and you can join on the day. Please arrive early as tours numbers are limited.
Benga at War
A Night at the Opera
Asylum Silk Roads
Vintage Games & activities
A chance to learn how children and their families enjoyed their time with non-powered games and activities.
The timetable of events will be out in mid-July and along with information on how to book, so please check closer to the date to ensure you place.
City of Greater Dandenong opens up for Open House
We're opening up more buildings in Dandenong, including The Dandenong Town Hall and the Civic Precinct.
Click here to view the other sites
Interested in volunteering for the weekend?
Please contact Community Programs Officer, Bridget Flood on 8571 5488 for more information.
For over ten years, Open House Melbourne has created opportunities to engage, stimulating dialogue and reflection around architecture and the built environment.Open House London began in 1992, and by 2017 OHW has grown to more than 30 cities across five continents. Open House is a worldwide phenomenon with common values, but each city operates at a local level – a feature that is critical to its success in a particular city.
For more information on the Open House Melbourne weekend, please visit www.openhousemelbourne.org