Open House Melbourne

"The Swedish Church in Melbourne, also called Toorak House, is opening its doors to the public during the "Melbourne Open House Weekend”.  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.

Tours are running every 20 minutes between 10am and 4pm on the 28th and 29th of July. The tours will include the tower which offers commanding views of Toorak and Melbourne. There will be a free concert immediately after the end of the building open hours on Sunday (at 4:00 PM). A Scandinavia acapella group call A Tempo will be singing songs from across the Scandinavian region. We will have a number of stalls selling Scandinavian inspired handicrafts on the veranda. The kitchen will provide soup as well as coffee and traditional Swedish cinnamon buns."
by Toorak House

Read more about Open House Melbourne here.

Alex&Elle will be part of the stalls on the veranda, it will be a lovely day filled with history and culture. We hope to see you there!