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Open House Weekend Melbourne

Images from last year's Open House Weekend

The Open House Melbourne weekend is over 28-29 July this year, and some notable buildings in and nearby Glenferrie Hawthorn will open their doors for the event. Over the weekend, more than 200 buildings around Melbourne will be open to the public, allowing everybody and anybody to appreciate the architecture our city has to offer.

Hawthorn Arts Centre For the Open House weekend the Hawthorn Arts Centre on Burwood Road, Hawthorn, near Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn intersection, will be on show again this year. Both guided and self-guided tours are available for those that wish to take in the Second Empire-style structure and its renovated state-of-the-art facilities. Tours last 45 minutes and start periodically throughout the day.

Residence at Methodist Ladies College (MLC) At the intersectin of Barkers Road and Glenferrie Road Hawthorn, members of the public will have a chance to look around and stroll through the Residence at MLC. Open only on the Sunday of the weekend and requiring pre-booking, the Residence was the old home of the Principals at MLC and still features the original stained glass windows and flooring highlighted in a tour that will look back over the 136 year history of the school.

Xavier College Memorial Chapel Not far away from MLC along Barkers Road, Hawthorn, the iconic Xavier College Memorial Chapel on the hill will open its doors on the Sunday, encouraging everyone to wander through and appreciate the Baroque design and extensive sandstone interior. No booking required.

Hawthorn Tram Depot A little further from the heart of Glenferrie Road, the Hawthorn Tram Depot on Wallan Road will also be open on both days, and will allow the public to wander around themselves and appreciate the building, built more than a century ago.

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