Melbourne City Walk – East of Elizabeth


The 1930s saw Melbourne enlivened by stylish, colourful buildings. Many are located to the east of Elizabeth Street. Join ADMSA President, Robin Grow, for a walking tour and see (and hear about) many of Melbourne’s Art Deco treasures. Date: Sunday, 27th August 2017 Starting Time: 9:45 am for a 10 o’clock start; duration – 2 hours approx. Starting Point: Foyer, …

Melbourne Modernism Walk


Postwar Melbourne embraced new styles of architecture and saw the introduction of the latest designs, building techniques and materials. This walk will cover a range of Modernist buildings, including office blocks (commercial and government), banks, cinemas, car parks and hotels. The 1956 Olympic Games started an exciting era for Melbourne which carried on through the 1970s. Please join us for the first Modernist Walking …

Newman College Tour, Melbourne University


Please join us for a special event as we gather at Melbourne University for a tour of Newman College, designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in 1915. Our special guest will be Dr, Jeffrey Turnbull, leading expert on the Griffins, who will lead us through the building and join us for morning tea. Date: Sunday, 27th November …

Capitol Bakeries Building, cnr Chapel St & Toorak Rd, South Yarra (Summer 2016)

After a decade-long battle to preserve the Capitol building, demolition has commenced on this prominent South Yarra corner. The building started life as one of Melbourne’s cable-car engine-sheds before being converted to a bakery in 1936 after the trams were electrified. The makeover was designed by prolific local architect Harry Norris. The massive development of apartment blocks in South Yarra …

Melbourne University Walk


Melbourne University has a rich and diverse range of buildings (including some Deco gems!). Join us for a Sunday morning stroll through the peaceful environs Sunday 28 February 2016 9.45am for 10.00am starting at Newman College, 887 Swanston Street, Parkville. Cost: $30 (includes walk booklet) All bookings to be received no later than Thursday, 25th February 2016. Booking Form: Melbourne Univeristy Walk …

Melbourne City West Walk


Melbourne has some great Art Deco and Modernist buildings, commercial and civic to the west of Elizabeth Street.  Why not join us to explore these treasures. Starting Time: 9.45am for a 10.00am start Starting Point: McPhersons Building, 546 Collins Street (between King & Spencer Street) Cost: $30 (includes walk booklet) Bookings: Download Booking Form (no later than Thursday 10 September)

Melbourne City Walk


Join ADMS President Robin Grow for his highly-acclaimed walking tour of Central Melbourne’s Art Deco treasures. Walk booklet and bottle of water included. Bookings essential, to be received no later than Friday 27th June 2014 Booking Form: Melbourne City Walk  

The Palace Theatre, Melbourne (Autumn 2014)

A sad day for Melbourne is just about to take place with the imminent closure of the Palace Theatre (formerly the Metro) at the top of Bourke Street.  The owners wish to replace the building with a new hotel.  It robs Melbourne of a major live music venue, much-loved by many. It began live as a live theatre in 1912, …