Abbotsford Convent Social History Tours
Join our passionate guides for a fascinating tour of the Convent.
On the tour you will discover the diverse history of the Convent; from its use as a meeting point for the Kulin Nation, to its days as a convent when the Good Shepherd Sisters ran a closed monastic site for over a century, and how it came to be the leading arts, culture and education community it is today. Living memories have been collected from former residents and caretakers of the land, which our lovely volunteer tour guides share as you explore hidden pockets of the Convent.
We are happy to cater group weekday bookings to your requirements. We regularly tailor tours to vision impaired groups, high school and tertiary students (with a focus on geography and cultural heritage), as well as probus and walking groups. Please contact Jacqeline Hanlin on 03 9416 3600 to discuss further.
Tours run every Sunday at 2pm, departing from the front of the Providence building (gold building).
The Social History Tours are an Abbotsford Convent Foundation initiative, which you can learn more about here.
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