Australian Heritage Festival: Heritage Architecture Tour
Discover the Abbotsford Convent’s rich architectural history on this guided walking tour of one of the largest intact monastic complexes in the world. The Convent precinct has 11 heritage buildings built between 1868 and the 1920s, as well as farm buildings and modern additions from notable architects.
The Convent’s buildings span a wide range of architectural periods, including federation style, gothic revival, Flemish revival, art deco, bungalow and arts and crafts style. Many of the early buildings were designed by Architects JB Denny, Thomas Kelly and William Tappin of Reed Smart & Tappin (the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Bendigo Cathedral).
This tour is undertaken with resident architect and long-term Convent tour guide, Rema O’Neill.
This tour is presented as part of the Australian Heritage Festival 2018.
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