Open House Melbourne 2014

Open House Melbourne

I was super excited for my first Open House Melbourne attendance this year! I’d heard of it before but never really given it much thought; now that I actually work in Melbourne’s CBD and come face to face with the city’s stunning buildings every day, I was a lot more interested in the event.

Open House Melbourne is essentially a rare (and free!) opportunity for people to take a look in and around some of Melbourne’s more popular spaces. You can read a little more about it on their website, but suffice to say it’s a great opportunity that doesn’t come along very often. Melbourne joins a list of beautiful cities around the world such as New York, London, Barcelona, Chicago, Rome, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv who are opening the doors to their spaces, too.

If you’d like to find out more about the events, please visit the website; I’d rather show you some of what I saw. Here’s some of the shots from my peek inside some of Melbourne’s more fascinating buildings…

Stop 1: State Library of Victoria: La Trobe Reading Room

Stop 2: Russell Place Substation
Stop 3: Melbourne Town Hall
Stop 4: The Melbourne Athenaeum
Stop 5: Scot’s Church and Assembly Hall





8 thoughts on “Open House Melbourne 2014

  1. Glad you enjoyed it! My first open house Melbourne I was a little disappointed as similarly to White Night I just found there were too many people for me to really enjoy it. I work at the Arts Centre/Hamer Hall, did you get there on your adventures? Our tours were booked out and people seemed to have a good time which is lovely 🙂 I was working the whole weekend there so didn’t get out but have a little insight through your pictures so thanks!

    • Ohh I can see how that’d be the case – sunday was crazy busy!! I didn’t get to the Arts Centre unfortunately 😦 I wish I had the whole weekend! I can imagine it would have been one of the busier venues though! Glad you enjoyed the pictures 🙂

  2. Love this idea of opening up closed doors and letting the public in. Love the photos, looks like you saw some unusual parts of the city.

  3. wow, lovely photos! I had no idea this event existed, I’m a little disappointed I missed out peeking inside these Melbourne buildings! Will have to keep more of an ear out now for next time.

    • Oh thank you! Yeah I actually didn’t know it was coming up either – I can’t remember how I stumbled on it actually, but it was only on Wednesday!! Websites like Timeout Melbourne and Broadsheet are usually pretty good for these sort of finds 🙂

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