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Since 2008, Open House Melbourne has been connecting people with good design and architecture in the city.Open House Melbourne invite people to explore outstanding houses, buildings, infrastructure and landscapes that illustrate the city's rich history, reflect how people live and work within it, and offer insights into the future of the city. Open House Melbourne do this through their annual free weekend at the end of July and through a series of accessible, informative and entertaining talks, tours, workshops and events throughout the year.The Weekend puts a spotlight on the unique spaces and places that form the foundation of Melbourne, providing an opportunity for you to consider what makes Melbourne unique. The Weekend showcases buildings of significance in a free and accessible format so everyone can experience the value of good design and architecture, and consider what makes a liveable city. After being a finalist in 2010 and 2011, Open House Melbourne received the prestigious Melbourne Award for Contribution to Profile by a Community Organisation in 2012. Open House Melbourne also received recognition for our work promoting architecture to the public with a Special Award from the Australian Institute of Architecture in 2012.
Perch in a Brunswick Street bar and celebrate the way that sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same in this bohemian enclave.
Choose any night of the week to indulge in Melbourne's local and international opera, ballet, comedy, live music, plays, performing arts and openings.
Keep your eyes peeled for Melbourne's striking modern and historic architecture, and see why the city has become a centre for contemporary design.
Make your way around Melbourne's 100-plus galleries, ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial spaces and artist cooperatives.