Historical Sights & Sounds


Local places of historical importance including locations, events, festival, open days, re-enactments and rallies.


 ◉ Barwon Grange
Barwon Grange is a place in an elegant early Victorian suburban villa built for upper middle class merchant, property financier and banker, Jonathan Porter OBrien. This property captures and conserves a par ..

 ◉ Barwon Park Mansion
Imposing bluestone mansion built in the 1860s for Thomas Austin, its first owner. The property comprised 12,000 hectares, and was noted for its sheep and horses. Barwon Park was built by Thomas Austin, and ..

 ◉ Cape Otway Lighthouse
Cape Otway Lightstation is the oldest, surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia. The light, which has been in continuous operation since 1848, is perched on towering sea cliffs where Bass Strait and the So ..

 ◉ Cunningham Pier
The historic Cunningham Pier in Geelong was constructed in the 1900s by the Geelong and Melbourne Railway company. Cunningham Pier is an iconic structure opening in the mid 1850s, the pier was a vital part ..

 ◉ HM Prison Geelong
The Old Geelong Gaol, formerly a high security prison, remains much the same as when it ceased operation in July 1991. The basalt (locally known as bluestone) walls and masonary together with the finely lai ..

 ◉ HM Prison Geelong | Open
Every Saturday, Sunday
The Old Geelong Gaol formerly a high security prison remains much the same as when it ceased operation in July 1991. Open to the public each Saturday and Sunday school holidays and public holidays Closed C ..

 ◉ National Trust of Australia
The National Trusts are Australia’s leading conservation organisations. Our mission, which started with the conservation of historic Sydney architecture, has grown to include natural, Indigenous and cultural ..

 ◉ Osborne House
Osborne House was built in 1858 for the squatter Robert Muirhead [died 1862] and his wife Mary [nee Adams died 1863]. Osborne House has had a number of owners and an interesting history. 1865-73 - Leased ..

 ◉ Pirra Homestead
Pirra Mansion, the elegant old lady of Lara. Pirra Mansion has a rich and colourful past - and now, thanks to a major restoration and renovation project by Bisinella Developments, this iconic heritage proper ..

 ◉ Point Cook Homestead
The Point Cook Homestead is a magnificent bayside heritage property on 25-acres, with fabulous country and city views. Services offered: -:- B&B accomodation -:- Bridal suite accommodation -:- Cafe -:- ..

 ◉ The Heights Heritage House and Garden
Prefabricated in Hamburg, Germany, the Heights was erected in 1854 and is the largest dwelling of its kind in Victoria. Owned by three generations of the one family; bequeathed to the National Trust in 1975. ..

 ◉ The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popul ..

 ◉ Werribee Mansion
Discover the Victorian era in Australia with a visit to Werribee Mansion. Located 30 minutes west of Melbourne at Werribee Park, the mansion is a living, breathing postcard of the 19th century and a must see at ..