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Collingwood College Dolls House

City of Yarra | Y02

The Collingwood Dolls house was built in the late 1800s. It probably housed very poor families who worked in one of the factories in the area. This part of Collingwood was called the Collingwood Flats, as it is very flat land all the way to the Yarra River and so it often flooded. It had a very high infant mortality rate because of the lack of sanitation. The Dolls House is a tiny, two-roomed house and is possibly the smallest house in Australia. Houses such as The Dolls House were declared uninhabitable as they had no bathrooms or running water. Most of them were demolished to make way for the Housing Commission Flats. The Collingwood Dolls house was saved from demolition and is now cared for by Collingwood College.

Need to Know

  • Open: Thursday 1 January 10am-1pm - Booking required for this building

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: All parts of the building

  • Tour Type: Y02

  • Tour Details: First release Friday 13 July 8:30 am until booked out, second release Friday 20 July 8:30 am until booked out. Tours at 10, 10.30, 11, 11.30, 12, 12.30, running for 20 minutes, in groups of 10.

  • Access: Pram accessible, Limited mobility

  • Building Type: Cultural

  • Facilities: Toilets, Food and beverage available

  • Year Built: 1880

  • Transport: Train stop: Collingwood Train Station via Hurstbridge and South Morang lines


126 Islington St, Collingwood VIC 3066, VIC


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