The Australian Heritage Festival will be held from 18 April – 20 May 2018.

Events are being held across the state and are organised by a wide variety of community groups, local councils and individuals.

The Heritage Council of Victoria and Heritage Victoria are joining forces to offer a limited number of tours of the Artefact and Research Centre for one day only on Friday 4 May.

Have you ever wondered what a bottle of champagne from a shipwreck in the 1800s looks like? Or perhaps a burial box from the forgotten cemetery at Pentridge Prison where Ned Kelly was buried? These and many other thousands of archaeological treasures reside in Heritage Victoria’s Artefact and research centre. During the Australian Heritage Festival the Heritage Council of Victoria and Heritage Victoria are joining forces to open the centre for public tours for one day only. Have expert archaeologists and collections managers walk you through this amazing eclectic collection. Book soon as numbers are limited.

Tickets for the tours (10am, 11am, 2pm or 3pm) on Friday 4 May can be booked by contacting Kerry Taylor at Heritage Council on kerry.taylor@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Please indicate in your email your preferred tour time.

More information on the Australian Heritage Festival can be found here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf/