Villa Alba Museum



The c. 1884 mansion's notable hand-painted and stencilled decorations are significant for their unrivalled quality and were the creation of Scottish-trained interior decorators the Paterson Bros. and their team of artisans who later decorated the ballroom at Melbourne’s Government House and the State Parliament Library. The surrounding heritage garden has been recreated based on meticulous research using the 1890s garden design and heritage plant species.

What's On

Join a volunteer guide for a tour of the principal downstairs rooms of the 1880s mansion and explore a rare survivor of the Marvellous Melbourne era. Visitors are welcome to explore the heritage garden after the tour.

Images: (1) Doorway in Vestibule. Photo: courtesy of Villa Alba Museum. (2) Vestibule North Shore of Sydney. Photo: courtesy of Villa Alba Museum. (3) House and front garden. Photo: Mitchell Luo. (4) Drawing Room. Photo: Mitchell Luo.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 + Sunday 30 July
Tours run 11am + 1pm
Running for 45 minutes in groups of 25
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Enter via main gate at 44 Walmer St. Stiletto heels are not permitted in the house. Dress warmly as the house is unheated.


Accessible parking nearby


All Ages


44 Walmer St, Kew VIC 3101

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