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Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School (Earlsbrae Hall)


Earlsbrae Hall was built in 1890 for wealthy Melbourne brewer Coiler McCracken. For many years it was also the residence of celebrated Melburnian and Cole’s Book Arcade founder EW Cole. It now forms part of Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School, a Kindergarten to Year 12 school for girls. Known affectionately by students as "the Mansion", the building is notable for the high quality of materials and elaborate and well-crafted interior spaces.

What's On

Be guided by students on a tour of Earlsbrae Hall – the school’s heritage-listed centrepiece building. Learn about the architecture of the building, as well as the past 132 years of its journey towards becoming home to thousands of students at Lowther Hall.

Images: (1) Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School (Earlsbrae Hall) 2019. (2–5) Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School (Earlsbrae Hall) 2021. All images supplied.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 31 July
Tours from 10am-2pm, running every 15 minutes for small groups. Last tour at 1.45pm.
Bookings not required. Tour group capacity is limited and operates on a first come, first in basis.

Meet at the front of Earlsbrae Hall, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School.

Age Requirements

All Ages


Accessible bathroom
Partially wheelchair accessible
Accessible parking nearby
Quiet rooms


17 Leslie Road, Essendon 3040


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