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Government House and La Trobe's Cottage

  • Corner of Birdwood Avenue & Dallas Brooks Drive Melbourne Australia (map)

Government House, Victoria

This is a visit in conjunction with the National Trust, Victoria. The NTV manages tours to Government House. Security arrangements require that the NTV be provided with the names of visitors a minimum of week prior to the visit. People who arrive without pre-booking will not be allowed to visit Government House.

La Trobe’s Cottage was the home of Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Lt. Governor, and his wife Sophie and their children from 1839 to 1854. He arrived as Superintendent of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales and became Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria in 1851.

The tours provide a tangible link between the pre-gold rush and Marvellous Melbourne, giving a fascinating insight into the contract between the two properties and the eras they represent. Although still a working residence today, Government House tours may include the grand State Rooms, the Billiard Room and a visit ‘below stairs’ to the old kitchens and mews.

The cost for this event is $20. 
Confirmations by 6 June to Rae Szuch via email  or phone 9397 5894.

Earlier Event: April 15
Visit to Rockwall, Potts Point
Later Event: August 9
Shaker Box making