The annual Australian Heritage Festival is back, and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has heaps of exciting events for you to try. Explore the state in this massive celebration of heritage and culture, with events in Melbourne, Ballarat, Mornington, Warrnambool and more. The theme this year is “Curiosity”, and you’re invited to rediscover and celebrate some traditions and places that may have been forgotten during the pandemic. This festival began on Monday April 18, and will run until Monday May 2.
Australian Heritage Festival
There’s over 100 events, both free and ticketed, to discover in both Melbourne and Victoria. These events include the contributions that First Nations people, women, migrants and the LGBTQIA+ community have had on our rich cultural history.
“The program is incredibly diverse, celebrating our history and united future,” said Simon Ambrose, CEO of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). “We encourage communities to come together and enjoy what is looking to be an illuminating and action-packed festival. We are also excited to open properties to the public that aren’t usually open, such as modernist gem Ramsay House.”
Take advantage of the long weekend, and head further away from Melbourne. Take a guided tour of Churchill Island, explore Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, go on a ghost tour in Ararat and more.
Check out all the different events at the Australian Heritage Festival here.