Working Heritage will be opening up the mysterious site known as 'Jack's Magazine' - a former gunpowder storage facility on the banks of the Maribyrnong River - on Saturday 27 July 2019. The site, which is usually closed to the public, will be open for one day only, as part of the Open House Melbourne weekend 2019.
Come along to discover what lies beyond the bluestone walls - the buildings, tramways, tunnels and earth (blast) mounds. You can take a self-guided tour or join one of the organised tours scheduled throughout the day. The views from the top of the earth mounds towards the city are worth the climb alone, as anyone who has made the trek will attest.
Open House Melbourne invites people to explore outstanding houses, buildings, infrastructure and landscapes that illustrate our rich history, reflect how we live and work, and offer insights into our future city.
Visit Open House Melbourne for more details.
The latest step towards reactivation of the Warracknabeal Court House took place on
Friday 25 May 2019.
Working Heritage, in partnership with Monash University Art Design & Architecture and Creative Victoria, hosted a community film night at the court house and grounds. Attendees and participants were welocmed to country with a smoking ceremony hosted by Wergaia Elder, Uncle Ron Marks. Black Betti and Co, a new local business, provided refreshments and grazing platters.
Attendees were invited to offer their opinions and suggestions on the proposed plans for the court house being transformed into an artist-in-residence facility which would incorporate living and working spaces. The short film, 'After Warracknabeal' was screened for attendees from around the district who were also able to participate in a stargazing session led by Monash University Astronomers.
Working Heritage hopes to commence the pilot artis-in-residence program in late 2019.
Public parking is available at the Mint Car Park at
280 William Street, Melbourne – directly behind the grand Former Royal Mint building. We are located opposite Flagstaff Station in Melbourne’s legal precinct.
Fees from the car park contribute directly to Working Heritage's programs and projects to support the conservation and management of heritage places throughout Victoria!
Car parks are available for both permanent and casual customers.
Payment for parking is now via EFTPOS only.
Casual weekday rates:
Monday to Friday
Casual weekend rate:
t: 9600 1667
Former Royal Melbourne Mint
280 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
PO Box 13287
Law Courts Post Office
277 William Street
Melbourne VIC 8010
Permanent and casual parking
is available at the Mint Car Park,
280 William Street, Melbourne.