Melbourne General Cemetery
Architect: John Gawler
City of Melbourne | C73
Melbourne General Cemetery is the final repose of many famous identities. They include former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies, ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills, Judge Sir Redmond Barry and Federici, the supposed ghost of the Princess Theatre. GATE LODGE: The historic bluestone gothic style gate lodge, now an administration building, was rebuilt on its present site in 1934–1935. It was made from materials of the demolished entrance lodges, which were designed by architect Albert Purchas and built in the 1850s. John Gawler was the architect of the reconstructed historic gate lodge located inside the front entrance. It is possibly the largest Gothic Style gate lodge in Victoria, and is the only remaining one in the cemetery.
Need to Know
Open: Thursday 3 & Thursday 1 January 10am-4pm
What's Open: Most spaces of the historic gate lodge are open, including the boardroom and rear room on the ground
Special Note: Good walking shoes recommended
Tour Type: C73
Tour Details: Tours at 10.15 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1.15 pm, 2.30 pm, 3.30 pm, running for 60minutes, in groups of30
Access: Pram accessible, Able bodied access only
Building Type: Place of Worship
Special Programming: There will be a display of costumes owned by the National Trust.
Year Built: 1853
Transport: Stop 13: Gatehouse St/Royal Pde on route 19.
Photography Restricted: Yes
College Crescent, Parkville 3052, VIC