Programs For Children
Open House Melbourne
Saturday, 27 - Sunday, 28 July from 10am to 4pm
Ever wondered about the history of the Incinerator Gallery site?
The Incinerator Gallery will be opening its doors to the public for guided tours and walk-throughs, as part of Open House Melbourne 2019 on Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 July.
The Essendon Incinerator is a Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin industrial building that opened in 1929. Its innovative design was seen as a solution to environmental problems that were facing communities across Melbourne in the late 1920s. Burley Griffin’s office built 13 incinerators across Australia between 1929 and 1938 —only six of these buildings remain today. The Essendon Incinerator is the only one remaining in Victoria and the only incinerator in Australia that still has most of its existing engineering.
Visitors will gain knowledge and insights into the history of the site, and how the significant building created a cleaner and healthier city.
Guided tours will be held at 11am, 1pm and 3pm or visitors can take self-guided tours around the site between 10am – 4pm.
Tour Details: Guided tours from Incinerator staff will start at 11am, 1pm and 3pm Saturday and Sunday. 30 people per tour for approximately 45 minutes. Visitors can also take self-guided tours around the site between 10am – 4pm.
For more information, call 9243 1750.