Beleura - The House & Garden
Address: Beleura, Mornington, Victoria 3931
Phone: 03 5975 2027 | Fax: 03 5977 1021
Beleura, an Italianate mansion built by James Butchart in 1863. Once the Governor of Victoria's Summer House, later the summer residence of Sir George Tallis and his family. Sir George headed arguably the greatest theatrical and entertainment empire the world has ever seen.
"Beleura is a wonderful time capsule, a theatre of the past, yet it appears that life in the house goes on. Unlike a theatre, Beleura and its contents are real - were ever thus; the world it contains will continue if the world as we know it continues. The future will find the past preserved, and be able to understand a life, even into the 21st Century and beyond. The magic of Beleura is the depth of its provenance collection of household things - some grand but much ephemeral, trivial, amusing... "
Sir George died in 1948, when by family agreement Beleura was inherited by his youngest son, John Tallis, gentleman, composer - who later bequeathed Beleura and its contents to the people of Victoria in 1996 as a place of historic and educational interest.
Beleura hosts an ever popular program of House and Garden Tours, please refer to the Beleura website for details.
Bookings are essential and easy to make - phone or email.
Content: Beleura - The House & Garden
Price & booking
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Concession available $30
Cancellation and booking policy
Please refer to website for the Terms and Conditions.
A courtesy bus will collect and drop patrons at a set meeting point.
- Access With Assistance for the Disabled
- Toilet facilities for the Disabled
- First aid equipment
- Non Smoking Establishment
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Walking Tracks
Bookings are essential and easy to make - please contact Beleura or refer to our website for information regarding the exciting Tour Program.
Tuesday to Friday and the third Saturday of each month (sans July and August)
Please refer to the website to view the exciting Tour Program.
- Museums Australia
- National Trust
Contact operator for further details.
Additional business information
House and Garden Tours
House and Garden Tours at Beleura are fully guided and include morning tea upon arrival and a light lunch. Guides take visitors on an insightful journey of the estate and tell of previous notable owners, spanning from the Victorian era to the late 20th century. All visitors receive a complimentary double pass to visit the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. For further information on the Tour Program please call or refer to the website.
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