Guided walks in Port Phillip

Discover the heritage treasures and secret histories of Port Phillip with free online and in person guided walks.

Join us in 2022 for a selection of online and in person walks which celebrate and explore the cultural heritage and local history of our City.

You can also discover more Port Phillip heritage online guided tours on our YouTube playlist.

Quirky Port

Thursday 19 May from 8 to 9 pm, online event

Join Janet Bolitho on this virtual tour and experience local creativity in art and design manifested on local streets, gardens, walls, balconies, doors and gardens.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - Quirky Port

Image: Scenes in Melbourne, Railway Pier, Port Melbourne. Port Phillip City Collection pm0039.

The spirit of Port

Sunday 26 June from 2 to 4 pm

Join Janet Bolitho and visit architecture, heritage, communities and places reflecting belief and faith and service around Port Melbourne.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - the spirit of Port

Image: St Joseph's Church, Port Melbourne. Port Phillip City Collection pm1924

Ghost signs of South Melbourne

Sunday 10 July from 2 to 4 pm

Travel streets, back lanes and industrial walls with Tobias Nash, seeking ancient advertising typography, signage and hand-painted stencils known as 'ghost signs'.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - ghost signs of South Melbourne

Image: McCauley's, Marshall Street, South Melbourne

Angels and battlers St Kilda

Sunday 7 August from 8 to 9 pm, online event

Join Marilyn Rudd and Meyer Eidelson on this virtual journey to discover the wide range of organisations and individuals in St Kilda that support disadvantaged Melbournians in need.

A program acknowledging Homelessness Week.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - Angels and battlers

Image: Church of the Sacred Heart, St Kilda, 1930. Port Phillip City Collection sk0381

People of South Melbourne - decade by decade

Thursday 29 September from 8 to 9 pm, online event

Tobias Nash leads this virtual walk to uncover South Melbourne milestones through the lives of extraordinary people decade by decade between the 1850s and 1950s.

A National History Month program.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - People of South Melbourne

Image: Dr Dora Bialestock, South Melbourne Maternal and Baby Health Centre. Port Phillip City Collection sm1217.

Children of yesteryear

Sunday 23 October from 10 am to 12 midday

Join Marilyn Rudd to discover St Kilda venues and activities where children historically engaged in entertainment, play, sport, education, mischief and otherwise pastimes.

A National Children’s Week program.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - Children of yesteryear

Image: Acland Street, St Kilda. Port Phillip City Collection sk1276

Port Characters - decade by decade

Thursday 19 November from 8 to 9 pm, online event

Join Janet Bolitho on this virtual journey to experience Port’s milestones through the lives of extraordinary people, decade by decade, between 1830 and 2022.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - Port characters

Image: Councillor Liana Thompson, Mayor of Port Melbourne, 1994. Port Phillip City Collection pm2490.

The street where you live: Kerferd Road

Auslan interpreted

Sunday 4 December from 10 am to 12 midday

Travel with Tobias Nash along Kerferd Road, Albert Park to the foreshore exploring the former tramline, historic personalities, architecture and design including the new Shrine to Sea Project.

Bookings essential: Trybooking - Kerferd Road

Image: Kerferd Road pier, c1909. Port Phillip City Collection sm2462 

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