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South Melbourne Market Guided Historical Tours

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by Vicky Rae Ellmore (subscribe)
Proudly South African. Currently residing in amazing Melbourne. Lover of music, reading, animals and exploring. Vet nurse/freelance writer and editor. www.instagram.com/melbournetogo
Published July 10th 2017
Take a journey into South Melbourne Market's past
Discover the history behind the South Melbourne Market, which turns 150 in 2017, and its surrounds by jumping on one of its Guided Historical Tours.

South Melbourne Market's guided historical tours take tour-goers on a journey into the market's past, as well as the past of the surrounding streets, buildings and landscapes. On the tour, you'll discover what lead the development of this part of South Melbourne and how the area has progressed and changed in the last 150 years.

South Melbourne Market as it was


The tour will immerse you in the atmosphere of the busy South Melbourne Market, with old and new sights being pointed out for your discovery at every turn.

Local historians, Kay Rowan and Tobias Nash will take turns guiding the tours.

South Melbourne Market as it is (Peter Burge, "Gidday", South Melbourne Market, Zeiss 35mm f2)


Tours take place throughout the year and will be taking place on these dates this year:
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Saturday 5 August 2017
Wednesday 13 September 2017
Saturday 7 October 2017
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Saturday 2 December 2017

The two-hour tour's meeting point is on the corner of Dorcas Street and Cecil Street in South Melbourne. It starts at 10 am and ends at 12 pm.

Spaces are limited and a number of these popular tours have already sold out, so book now to avoid disappointment!
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Why? Discover how the past 150 years have shaped South Melbourne Market
When: Various dates
Phone: 9209 6295
Where: South Melbourne Market, Corner of Dorcas Street and Cecil Street
Cost: $10
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What a great Melbourne thing to do.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|4592) 68 days ago
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