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Velvet, Iron, Ashes tour

Bookings required

11 December 2019, 1:00pm2:00pm
18 December 2019, 1:00pm2:00pm
08 January 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
15 January 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
22 January 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
29 January 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
Location Meet in Hansen Hall
Swanston Street Welcome Zone
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Join this free weekly tour in the newly refurbished Victoria Gallery and see highlights of the Velvet, Iron, Ashes exhibition. Velvet, Iron, Ashes opens up a new way of seeing our history and reveals as never before how our stories intersect. Find out how the armour of infamous bushranger Ned Kelly is connected to cricket’s celebrated Ashes Urn, how fairy floss is connected to Victoria’s Latrobe Valley electricity industry, and why the granddaughter of one of our prime ministers once wore a glittering velvet cloak that symbolised the Murray–Darling irrigation scheme.

If you'd like to borrow a portable audio loop unit before joining a guided tour or attending an event, ask your tour guide or staff in the Russell Street Welcome Zone for assistance. For school tours, browse our range of programs for primary and secondary school groups, led by education professionals.