Melbourne Open House

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It’s always fun to play tourist in your own city. With Open House you’ll feel like you are rediscovering Melbourne.

The initiative allows a rare opportunity for visitors to see inside some of our city’s most iconic buildings, as well as some hidden gems. This year Open House is hosting a record 111 buildings to view for free.

Even if architecture isn’t really your thing, this year’s program is very diverse.

“In 2013, the range of building and activities will include places of worship, museums, underground tunnels, creative workspaces, contemporary architecture, television studios, as well as educational activities for kids,” explains spokesperson for Open House, Rebecca Larocca.

A new addition for 2013 is the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology. This building is usually only accessible for medical students of the University of Melbourne. Inside, visitors will see medical moulage and death-masks dating back to the 1800s. If you want to turn your day into a self- guided ghost tour of Parkville, you could continue down to the Royal Melbourne Hospital as their underground tunnels are also open to the public.

Open House Melbourne is a great way to learn a little more about our city’s history. Running over the July 27 and 28, the busy schedule is available on the website and can be downloaded as an app.

For more information visit openhousemelbourne.org

Or facebook.com/openhousemelbourne

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