The MtSV has operated from the now heritage-listed building at 717 Flinders Street since 1917. The building is iconic to the City of Melbourne and regarded for its perpetual service of responding to the unique circumstances of those who live and work at sea. The historical Mission complex is architecturally significant as being a fine urban example of the Arts and Crafts Style in Melbourne and you are invited to take a tour.
Led by our experienced volunteers you will be able to step inside and discover the original use of the Norla Dome, discover our hidden garden and enjoy morning tea in the courtyard.
The tour will take you through the entire operational areas of Mission to Seafarers site, encouraging visitors to explore the premises; discovering historical gems room-to-room. There are heritage interpretation panels and a number of display cases containing historical artefacts stretching beyond the Mission’s 100 years of operation at it’s now heritage listed building complex at 717 Flinders Street, purpose built for seafarers in 1917.
When: Every second Saturday or the last Thursday of the month or by appointment for groups of 10 or more.
Cost is $20 plus booking fee.
Any questions email: email@example.com
Returning in Jan 2019
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Cost: Adult $38, Concession $32, Child (12 yo and under) $25, Family (2 adults, 2 children) $110
Food & Drinks: there is a bar on-site for drinks and light snacks, ice creams etc.
Getting there by tram: Mission to seafarers is easily accessible with Yarra Trams. Take routes 35, 70 or 75 and hop off at stop D5
Getting there by Car: There is also a car park just behind the venue at a flat rate of $9 or you can use “Parkopedia” to find other parking closest to the venue.
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Opening hours: 10am – 8pm daily.
Discover the Early Origins Exhibition on a self-guided tour of the MtSV.
A wonderful display that was launched in the Centenary year of MtSV, 2017, at its iconic Flinders street address, featuring historical items that represent the early days of the Mission to Seafarers, the Ladies Harbour Lights Guild and the Port of Melbourne. Discovered just over ten years ago beneath the stage of the site’s Flying Angel Club, and painstakingly put together by dedicated historians; Early Origins is a collection of newly-discovered stories of Melbourne’s maritime history.
The exhibition spans the entire operational areas of Mission to Seafarers site, encouraging visitors to explore the premises for themselves; discovering historical gems room-to-room, guided by way-finding signage. Heritage interpretation panels and a number of display cases contain historical artefacts stretching beyond the Mission’s 100 years of operation at its now heritage listed building complex at 717 Flinders Street, purpose built for seafarers in 1917.
Further to its significance of capturing Melbourne’s maritime history, Early Origins represents the largest and most complete collection of material relating to seafarers’ welfare in Australia, as well as largest and most complete collection of material relating to the international organisation The Mission to Seafarers in the country.
“We discovered the items by pure coincidence and when we started cataloguing them. We were captivated by the stories they told about the people who came here. Not just the seamen who were welcomed from across the world, but also the hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life across Victoria”
Early Origins also delves into the foundations, design and construction of the Mission. The heritage-listed complex itself was originally designed in 1913 by esteemed architect Walter Richmond Butler, and is a merging of Arts and Crafts and Spanish Mission Revival architectural styles.