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                                                            Excursions.

 

Monthly excursions are generally held on the third Thursday of every month. Past excursions included visits to such places as: The Tram Museum; The Chinese Museum; Jayco Caravan Factory; Old Treasury Building; Immigration Museum; Hellenic Museum; to name but a few.


Planned Excursions for 2024 (subject to change as circumstances may dictate).

April - Visit to Woodlands Homestead - Living Legends Site, Greenvale on Thursday 18th

May 22 - Wednesday. Visit to Old Treasury Building, Spring Street, Melbourne

            This is a free self-guided tour with lunch at a nearby cafe after.

June 19 - Wednesday. Visit to Police Museum, near Southern Cross Railway Station

July 17 - Wednesday. Tour of Melbourne Town Hall 

August 15 - Thursday. Visit to Museum of Australian Photography

September 15 - Sunday. Visit to McCrae Homestead, McCrae

October 23 - Wednesday. Visit to Whitehorse ROUND Theatre, Nunawading 

November 21 - Thursday. Visit to Alowyn Gradens - Chocolate Factory, Yarra Glen

 

 

2024 Excursions, So Far

 

April 2024

A small group visited the Woodlands Homestead - Living Legends. 

Courtesy:  https://www.livinglegends.org.au/visit-the-living-legends/visit-the-homestead/

Living Legends is superbly situated at one of the Southern Hemisphere's most historic thoroughbred properties - The Woodlands Historic Park, Homestead and Heritage Gardens.

 

Champion horses have been owned, bred and spelled on this property since the 1840's, making it the ideal location for our retired equine royalty.

 

Woodlands Homestead is a unique and treasured part of Victoria'a heritage. Established in 1843, it is a rare example of a large pre-constructed timber kit house brought to Australia from Britain.


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March - FIre Services Museum Victoria

On Thursday 21 March, 12 Probus members toured the Eastern FIre Station (in Gisborne Street, East Melbourne) to see first-hand how fire-fighting appliances have evolved over the years. Our tour guide Ian, allowed us to visit a number of rooms at the museum - the board room, the chief officers room, the engine room, the watch room, the CFA room, the watch tower and various honour galleries. Ian outlined in detail the history of firefighting Victorian organisations.Headqurters Station of the Melbourne Metropoloitan FIre Brigade the award winning

Located in ther former Headquarters Station of the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade the award winning Fire Services Museum Victoria was opened in 1979 to provide a home and focus for the history of the fire-fighting services in Victoria. There is a collection of 10,000 fire related iterms including fire appliances, personal histories, memorabilia and associated items.