Open House Melbourne is a non-profit association that runs annual events providing a free and rare opportunity to discover a hidden wealth of architectural, engineering and historic buildings nestled around the city of Melbourne.
The Open House program started in 2008, opening eight buildings to the public with over 30,000 visitors on that weekend. Last year one hundred buildings participated over the Open House weekend, with 134,900 visits being recorded.
This year one hundred and eleven buildings will be opened – one of which will be the Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot. Special opening hours of 10am to 4pm will apply on both Saturday and Sunday.
Participation in Open House will mean that the normal gold coin donation for museum entry will be waived on that weekend.
More information on Open House Melbourne can be found at http://www.openhousemelbourne.org/.