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Spring Place: Heritage tour

50 Lonsdale St, John Wardle Architects 2006. 271 Spring St, John Wardle Architects 2018 and Bates Smart 2019.


Join heritage specialist Suellen Hunter, who leads the City of Melbourne’s Hoddle Grid Heritage Review to protect heritage in the CBD, for a fascinating tour of the once notorious red light district known as ‘Little Lon’.

On the tour, discover the buildings and archaeological artefacts that form what is now Spring Place, including the Black Eagle Hotel from 1852, a  rare surviving cottage from 1876, Mission to the Streets and Lanes from 1894/1913, Elms Family Hotel from 1925, the Oddfellow Hotel from 1853 and archaeological displays at 50 Lonsdale Street and 271 Spring Street.

What's On

Join heritage specialist Suellen Hunter for a fascinating tour of Spring Place's heritage and archeological sites.

Image: (1) 50 Lonsdale St. Photo: courtesy of ISPT.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours at 1.45pm + 3pm
Running for 60 minutes in a group of 30
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet at the foyer for 50 Lonsdale. Tour will finish at 271 Spring St.


Fully wheelchair accessible


Spring Place, 50 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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