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Incinerator History Tour: Gain insights into the past of the old Essendon I...

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Incinerator Gallery

180 Holmes Road

Aberfeldie, VIC 3040

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Did you know Essendon Base Hospital sent reusable hospital equipment, such as bed pans, to the Incinerator to be sanitised with steam generated from the furnaces?

On this tour discover the unique story of the Incinerator Gallery building and its architectural, environmental and technological history. Regarded as a significant building by the National Trust the striking Essendon Incinerator, designed by the offices of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney, set new standards in Australia for municipal architecture and its integration into suburbia.

Once a wetland by the Maribyrnong River, the Incinerator with its fascinating past is now the heart of Moonee Valley and a venue that provides the community with opportunities to engage with art, local history, architecture and the environment.

Starting at the Incinerator Reception area tours last 50 minutes starting at 11am on:

  • Tuesday 28 August
  • Wednesday 18 September
  • Thursday 17 October
  • Friday 15 November

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This program has been designed for adults, so is not suitable for children to attend.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

On site bike racks and car parking is provided. For public transport options see the PTV Journey planner.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact the Incinerator Gallery via email incinerator@mvcc.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9243 1750.


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

There is no need to bring your ticket. We will have a list of people who have purchased tickets.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

That will be fine. In the case of their being any cancellations or changes to the program we will however, only contact the registered email address.


Free art programs at the Incinerator Gallery include:


Image: PIC Row 65/3/2 #PIC/9929/1-9-Eric Milton Nicholls collection [picture]./Essendon Incinerator, [Moonee Ponds, Victoria]

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Aberfeldie, VIC 3040

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