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The brown brick exterior of Princes Hill Community Centre on a sunny day with a blue sky.

Princes Hill Community Centre


A former boot factory, this building became a school teaching a Swedish woodwork method to boys in 1901, while girls learned domestic arts. By the 1970s, local jazz hounds inhabited the building on Friday evenings and there was a radio station downstairs. Today it is a community centre with a focus on arts activities and an arts annexe for the Princes Hill High School. The building is lovely and the local historians have much more knowledge about it that is really worth hearing. We are not always open so this is a great chance for the curious to see inside and learn more about this historic building.

What's On

Visitors will be able to access information sheets revealing the history of the building. There will be the chance to chat with members of our local history group as well as staff members. Visitors will be able to view work from our community of artists, meet people and experience this lovely building. Outside, take a photo with our hand-painted wings or galah mural, ignite your senses with our window boxes, and trade a book in our little library. Informal, self-guided tours of the exterior and interior of this historic building.

Children's Activities

There will be some activity sheets for young children based on the history of the building.

Image: Princes Hill Community Centre exterior. Photo: Monica Haversham.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Open access 11am-3pm

Enter via Bagung Lane. The nearest prominent street is McPherson Street. Parking can sometimes be difficult to find, so please factor this into your visit scheduling.


Sensory friendly


All Ages


5 Bagung Lane, Princes Hill, Vic 3054

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