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Open House Melbourne

 Melbourne General Cemetery - Gate Lodge, 10:00am

Melbourne General Cemetery’s heritage-listed Gate Lodge will again be opened to the public during this years’ Open House Melbourne.

Open House Melbourne is a free event, providing access to the city's most significant buildings.

Address: College Crescent Parkville

Opening Hours:

Saturday 28 July 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 29 July 10.00am - 4.00pm

What's Open: Most spaces of the historic Gate Lodge are open, including the boardroom and rear room on the ground floor and the entire second floor.

Frequency Of Tours: 

Guided tours (both days): 10.15am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Building Type: Religious Building - Cemetery

Year Built: Cemetery opened 1853, Gate Lodge built 1934-1935

Architect: John Gawler (Gate Lodge), Harmer Architecture Pty.Ltd. (St Mary of the Cross Mausoleum)

Tram Stops:

Routes 1, 8; Stop 114: Princess St & Lygon St
Route 19; Gatehouse St/College Crescent & Royal Pde