Melbourne Open House and Christmas in July at Toorak House


"The Swedish Church in Melbourne, also called Toorak House, is opening its doors to the public during the "Melbourne Open House Weekend” that takes place on the last weekend of July.  Over the weekend about 200 significant buildings and sites across the city are open so people can learn about how the built environment and urban planning initiatives and issues influence our culture and shape our future. 

Toorak House is one of the oldest surviving mansions in Victoria, and is currently home to the Swedish Church in Melbourne and a vibrant hub for all members of the community with a connection to the Nordic countries. It was built for the Melbourne merchant James Jackson between 1849 and 1850.”

As part of the event this year, Alex&Elle together with a couple of other Scandinavian brands, will set up a market place in the “veranda room” at Toorak House. For us, this time of the year almost feels more like Christmas as it is colder and darker. In addition to our normal range we will showcase our Christmas fabrics and homewares and you will be able to taste some Swedish “glögg”, a traditional warm Christmas drink.

Save the date: 27-28 July. We will send you some more details about the event in a few weeks.