2 Patrick NE Dr, Narre Warren VIC 3805, Australia
The building uses a carefully climate-controlled and dust-free environment to help preserve the records. The building’s 14,000-square-metre roof collects 11 megalitres of rainwater on average per year. The rainwater is used in the Victorian Archives Centre’s sanitary system as well as by the City of Melbourne to irrigate street trees. Historic records on site include original building plans for some of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Pentridge Gaol and Parliament House. During Open House Melbourne a special tour of the archival collection will reveal some of the most precious public records related to buildings of Melbourne, as well as records of some of Melbourne’s most notorious criminals.
Access: Fully accessible, all ages