Architecture, Melbourne, Photography

Open House – Melbourne Town Hall

scchambers-5hpm7576-4In Melbourne this weekend is Open House.  It can be an opportunity to see inside some famous buildings.  Unfortunately, you normally have to get in early and a ballot is run for people to see inside many of the buildings.

One of my followers who also happens to be a guide at the Melbourne Town Hall has let me know that the Town Hall is open both days, so Saturday and Sunday and will be open from 10 to 4 and tour guides will be available to answer questions and tell you about the history of the building.  You are allowed to take photos as well.

So if you are in Melbourne this weekend and would like to see inside the Melbourne Town Hall here is your chance.

Great opportunity for people who work all week, as you can’t see it normally on the weekends.


  1. This is beautiful, but I love the way you make everything so distinctive. I’ll have to try to get down and take some pictures of our Opera House. It’s hard to get into, supposedly haunted, and John Wilkes Booth’s brother played there. You know, John W. Booth is the one who orchestrated the killing of President Lincoln. It’s beautiful :D

    • Thanks Keli, it is so much easier when you are taking photos of something that is so beautiful already. I hope you get a chance to photography the Opera House it sounds really interesting. :)

    • Oh wow, I had no idea that it was there, how amazing. Not sure it would be my sort of thing, but it would be great to go into some of the other buildings. Thanks Paul, great hearing from you.

  2. The colors are so rich in this photo … the wood, carpet, chair backs, walls. So lovely!

  3. I like those chairs! One of those would be nice to sit in and kick your feet up. A very rich photo.

    • I can tell you that those chairs are very comfortable, glad I don’t have meetings there, or I would fall asleep for sure. Thanks Bob

  4. That’s a great idea, to have Open House days…Our Courthouse and Town Hall date back to colonial times (early 1700’s) and I wish they’d do something like this.
    Hope you’re having a good weekend!

    • They do it every year here. It is a great idea and very popular, maybe you could suggest it to someone there, tell them about ours.
      I am having a nice weekend, thank you, I hope you do to.

  5. Very dramatic …. and very male! It screams power! *smile
    I have never been in a town hall anywhere … don’t as I can recall, not even in Stockholm’s beautiful one. Have a great weekend.

    • Here the town hall can be the centre of the town and the place where many things happens, lots of things used to happen in them when I was growing up. This one is very distinctive and quite unique, well I think so. You should see if you can take a peek sometime. YOu have a great weekend too Viveka.

  6. If those chairs could talk! That reminds me to keep an eye out for the Helsinki days – from memory it runs for a week and includes private gardens and other interesting spots.

    • Oh yes, if those chairs could talk. It is interesting when you can look inside buildings that you are closed.

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