Guided Social History Tours run on selected Sundays at 2pm. Our volunteer guide are passionate about sharing the history of this culturally significant precinct. Discover the diverse history of the Convent: from its use as a meeting point for the Kulin Nation; to its days as a closed monastic site; to its establishment as an arts, culture and education community. Living memories have been collected from former residents and caretakers of the land, which volunteers share during the tours.
Tours in French and Art Tours are available by appointment.
Self Guided Walking Tours
Wurundjeri Elders, musicians and artists have created a sound trail to capture the story of the Convent’s Traditional Owner history and heritage. Ngulu-nganjin (Our Voice) features original soundscapes by Wurundjeri artist Mandy Nicholson, acclaimed Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung musician Dr. Lou Bennett AM, and Wurundjeri community. Ngulu-nganjin (Our Voice) was made possible thanks to funding from the Victorian Government's Rockin’ the Laneways program.
Explore the Indigenous sound trail or take the self-guided social history tour below.
Abbotsford Convent App
See what’s on and make the most of your visit to Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. The Abbotsford Convent app is a way-finding tool for our visitors and includes a self-guided social history tour.
The app was generously funded by public donations. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation expresses our sincere thanks to everyone who donated for your support in bringing this project to life.
Head to the Apple iTunes store to download the app today! Android users, fear not, our self-guided tours are accessible to all via web browser. Check out the tours below.