One of the major free events held annually in Melbourne, Open House, is launching in Adelaide this month. Held over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of May, this free event encourages Adelaidians and visitors to explore a number of buildings and spaces in the city which are usually off limits.
This is a fantastic way to re-discover the city of Adelaide. For example the Adelaide Festival Centre is hosting a guided tour with one of the original Architects, John Morphett. Her Majesty's Theatre is also presenting a special tour of the iconic theatre, which is celebrating 100 years in 2013. Adelaide Studios, which was formally Glenside Hospital Administration Building, will be open to the public and the State Library of South Australia will open the normally closed to the public purposely built storage facility for South Australia's published and archival heritage collections.
Off limits areas of the State Library of South Australia will be open to the public during Open House Adelaide Blnguyen (Wikimedia Commons)
This event is perfect for architecture buffs and is equally suitable for families. To make the most of this event, head to the website, located here, choose which tours/buildings you would like to see or participate in, make note of when they will be open to the public and the tour session times, and if bookings are required - the contact details are listed on the website.
Open House Adelaide 2012 is being held alongside About Time 2012 - South Australia's history festival. During this month long event, discover a fascinating range exhibitions, tours and public lectures; click here for the complete event program.