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Open House Melbourne 2014

FOHTD will be participating in the Open House Melbourne program for the second time, on the weekend of 26 and 27 July 2014.

Last year 1325 people visited the museum over the two days of the program – significantly more than normal open day numbers.

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 109 buildings participated over the Open House weekend, with 126,787 visits being recorded.

This year it is expected that over one hundred buildings will be opened – one of which will be the Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot. Special opening hours will apply on both days: between 10am and 4pm.

Participation in Open House will mean that the normal gold coin donation for museum entry will be waived on that weekend.

However, to make our participation a success, we will need more than our usual number of volunteers to act as guides and help with visitor control. Lunch will be provided to our Open House volunteers.

If members are able to help on either or both days, please contact Carolyn on (03) 9877 4130, or send an e-mail to info@hawthorntramdepot.org.au.

Alternatively, you may register your interest in volunteering online.

Everyone who worked as guides last year agreed that the experience was most enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you on the day.