Take a sticky in the city this month

by Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Like to make a weekend out of taking a sticky-beak inside some of Melbourne’s most interesting buildings?

On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July, over 200 buildings around the city will open their doors for curious-minded visitors to take a tour.

To view the list of buildings and plan your tours, purchase an Open House Melbourne 2017 Printed Program (visit readings.com.au for more information) or, you can also visit the official website.

This once-a-year opportunity is thanks to Melbourne Open House, a public architecture organisation empowering citizens to be active participants in the building of their city.

By empowering people with knowledge about the outcomes of good design decisions in our built environment, the organisation aims to ensure Melbourne remains a liveable and vibrant city now and in the future.

This year, 84 new buildings have been added to the program and Open House’s footprint has been extended further, into the Melbourne suburbs of Beaumaris, Bangholme, Brighton, Dandenong, Essendon, La Trobe, Mill Park and Ringwood.

The majority of buildings are open access and self-guided. Some buildings have pre-booked tours, due to their limited capacity, and will require a small $5 booking fee to reserve your place.

Online bookings open on Monday 17 July at 8:30am until booked out.

On average, visitors get to see 4 to 5 buildings a day.

Some of the buildings are not wheelchair accessible or suitable for people with mobility requirements; please check the building listing for detailed information.

Visit the website for more details.