Get ready to get up close and personal with your city!
We usually don’t feature events that far in advance but when it comes to the Open House Melbourne (OHM) you can’t start planning early enough.
OHM is a is a not-for-profit association that runs annual events providing you access to buildings or parts of buildings that you’d normally not be available to view.
This years event will include access tp 111 buildings over the course of one weekend and guess what: it’s again all for free. If you love your city and its architecture, history and design, you’ll love Open House Melbourne for sure (not to mention the fantastic photo opportunities you’ll have).
Let me tell you, you’ll feel the history in buildings from the 1800s with the odd ghost or two. And you’ll marvel at the environmentally sustainable initiatives of the modern architecture.
If you are interested in Melbourne’s famous architecture and urban design you should keep this weekend free.
Like I said, most buildings are open access across the event weekend, which means all you need to do is turn up. But.. a small number of buildings are preallocated via a ballot system and you have to register for them in advance. as this is a very popular event (this year 120,000 people are expected to visit), I’d suggest you’d better check out the program as soon as it gets published and be quick to plan your weekend ahead. We highly recommend to follow OHM on Facebook to get the latest updates on everything.
The event also runs a range of free tours across the weekend, and plenty of activities for the kids.
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July 2014
Note different Buildings may not open all weekend. Refer to the website for details.