|Winter’s Day in Melbourne Town - Fire Services Museum of Victoria + Lunch in Little Bourke Street.||
Winter’s Day in Melbourne Town - Fire Services Museum of Victoria + Lunch in Little Bourke Street. Optional afternoon visits to other CBD attractions.
The Fire Services Museum holds Australia’s largest collection of fire fighting memorabilia. It is one of only a few in the world operating in an original Headquarter Fire Station, being the Eastern Hill Fire station. We will see the evolution of fire-fighting vehicles from the early human-drawn and horse-drawn vehicles through to beautiful brass-trimmed early fire engines. The Watchroom, opened in 1927, was the main fire control centre where fire alarms throughout the city centre were monitored. After the tour ends at about 11:45am we will walk through to Little Bourke Street for lunch.
Options for the afternoon within easy walking distance include:-
Immigration Museum, Old Customs House, 400 Flinders St. Adult $10, Concession* and Child (3–16 years) free entry. Additional charges may apply for temporary exhibitions http://museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/
National Gallery of Victoria, St Kilda Road and Federation Square, entry free for permanent exhibitions, check website for special exhibitions, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/
Polly Woodside – Tall Ship, museum & gallery, 2A Clarendon Street, South Wharf, Adults $15, Concession $12, Child $8, http://www.pollywoodside.com.au/polly_woodside
Old Melbourne Gaol, Russell St (between Victoria and La Trobe Sts) includes former City Watch House and City Court One of the Old Magistrate's Court. Adult $22, Conc $18, U15 $12 http://www.oldmelbournegaol.com.au/
WHEN: Sunday, 15th July
TIME: 10am for 10:15am Guided Tour
WHERE: Fire Services Museum of Victoria, 39 Gisborne St, East Melbourne. Parking available in Albert or Lansdown Streets. Tel 9662 2907, 0429 308 633
COST: - Includes 90-minute guided tour: $9 Adults, $6 Seniors and $6 Car club rate, U15 Free
BOOKING: Preferred, not essential.
CONTACT /FIND US ON THE DAY: TBA
|Location Fire Services Museum of Victoria, 39 Gisborne St, East Melbourne|