Abbotsford Convent Social History Tour

Abbotsford Convent Social History Tour

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$12.50 – $15


Providence Lawn, in front of the Providence building (gold building)

Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers Street

Abbotsford, VIC 3067


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Join our passionate guides for a fascinating tour of the Convent.

About this event

Join our passionate guides for a fascinating tour of the Abbotsford Convent.

Discover the diverse history of the Convent; from its use as a meeting point for the Kulin Nation, to its days as a convent when the Good Shepherd Sisters ran a closed monastic site for over a century, and how it came to be the leading arts, culture and education community it is today. 

Living memories have been collected from former residents and caretakers of the land, which the volunteer tour guides share as you explore hidden pockets of the Convent.

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

In an effort to reduce waste, Abbotsford Convent asks that patrons do not print their tickets at home. Tickets can be displayed on your smart phone. Please make sure that you arrive at your event at least 5 minutes prior to the event start time. 


The Abbotsford Convent is committed to providing access for all to our program and our venues. The tours are walking tours with some uneven surfaces and stairs.  If you would like to discuss your access needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us on email at or via phone at 03 9415 3600.

Where does the tour depart from?

Meet on the Providence lawn in front of the Providence Building (gold building) on your left as you enter the Convent from the main entrance on St Heliers Street.

How long is the tour?

Tours are approximately 90 minutes and they are a walking tour.

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