29Royal Melbourne Hospital Tunnels and Towers
Address: Grattan Street, Parkville
Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm - Saturday and Sunday
What's Open: Join a tour into the tunnels and hear stories about their history and what goes on behind the scenes to keep the hospital operating smoothly. From the Level 9 secure viewing area you can enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline, rooftop helipad, Bolte and Westgate bridges. This spectacular view will disappear when the 14 storey Cancer Centre is built.
Special Note: Photography Notes: Designated areas on tour only. No photography of patients or other areas
Frequency Of Tours: Level 9 visits: 15 people every 15 minutes Tunnels tours: 20 people every 15 minutes
Building Type: Public Buildings – Hospital/ Medical Centre
Year Built: 1939–1942, 2001
Architect: Stephenson & Turner
Web: mh.org.au sandti.com.au
Tram Stops: Stop 14: Wreckyn Street and Flemington Road on routes 55 and 59 Stop 10: Royal Parade on route 19
The tunnels were Melbourne's first designated air raid shelters.
Lines Expected, Arrive Early
Rooftop or Significant City Views
Good for Kids