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Velvet, Iron, Ashes tour

Bookings required

08 January 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
15 January 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
22 January 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
29 January 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
05 February 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
12 February 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
19 February 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
26 February 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
04 March 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
11 March 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
18 March 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
25 March 2020, 1:00pm2:00pm
Location Victoria Gallery
Russell 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.

The original Ashes Urn will be on exclusive display for a limited time from 26 November 2019 to 23 February 2020.