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Heritage Address: Michael Veitch


Best-selling author, actor, and historian Michael Veitch delivers the Heritage Council of Victoria’s annual Heritage Address to close the Open House Melbourne July Weekend 2023.

Through his own research and experience as a passionate, long-time resident, Michael will recount some of the more bizarre proposals that nearly befell our city – from the near demolition of Flinders Street Station and Town Hall to city planners’ past obsessions with underground tunnel networks.

Join Michael as he reflects on fascinating tales of the city’s heritage – the battles lost and won and the many near misses along the way.

Michael's address will be followed by a Q+A with Heritage Council of Victoria's Chair Professor Philip Goad.

The Heritage Address is an annual lecture given on matters relating to our heritage. It is presented by the Heritage Council of Victoria as part of the Open House Melbourne July Weekend.

Image: Michael Veitch. Photo: courtesy Heritage Council Victoria.

Important Details

Time & Date

Monday 31 July
Doors open 6pm

Free, bookings required

Please register any accessibility requirements by 2pm, Friday 21 July


Fully wheelchair accessible, Livestream, Available online post-event


All Ages


The Capitol 113 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000


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