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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.
Make your way around Melbourne's 100-plus galleries, ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial spaces and artist cooperatives.
Explore Aboriginal culture and heritage in Melbourne and surrounds. Take a heritage walk and visit cultural centres, galleries and museums.
Take the City Circle tram or walk through city streets and laneways and along the Yarra River to see the city's street art and public artworks.
Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to all manner of the city's quirky local stories.