There will be 46 events happening across The City of Perth. Start your day at East Perth with a 45-minute Artrage Tour inside the East Perth Girls School. Learn and explore the intriguing history and significant individuals associated with this building. Tours commence at 9.30am and 11.30am. Book here.
Continue your day at East Perth with a Know Your Wetlands workshop presentation from Whadjuk Nyoongar Elder Trevor Walley at Moort-ak Waadiny – Wellington Square from 11 am. - No booking required, come along with your family (suitable for age 5+) to discover the origins of your wetlands.
Trail along to the City’s centre at Perth’s number one Fire Station - Department Fire & Emergency Services Open Day. Located at 25 Murray Street, be sure to check out the old appliances on show, from hand-drawn horse reels to horse-drawn steamers. There will also be an audio and tactile tour for who are blind or vision impaired visitors at 11.30 am. You can book this tour here or call 0400 111 018.
For screen arts lovers, learn from Celia Tait, Managing Director of Artemis Media & Executive Producer of the hit TV Series Every Family has a Secret. Celia will share some of the behind the scene workings of the TV series and rare insights into production. Tune in at the City of Perth Library Auditorium from 2pm – 3pm. Book now.
Discover remnants of treasured colonial heritage buildings with the Barracks Arch guided tours operating Saturday only from 10am-12.30pm. The tour runs for 30 minutes every half an hour. . Designed by colonial architect Richard Jewell and completed in 1866, the Arch was originally the entrance to the Pensioner Barracks. The Pensioner Barracks was designed to house the families of the Enrolled Pensioner Force (also known as Pensioner Guards). The Enrolled Pensioner Force was made up of retired soldiers who came out to Australia with their wives and families, to guard the convicts on the ships that transported 10,000 prisoners to WA from 1850 to 1868. Rarely opened to the public, don’t miss the opportunity to view inside Perth’s own Arc de Triomphe at the top of the terrace. Bookings are essential and be quick as there is a limit of ten people per tour.
Join a delightful Yorga Mia – Women’s Business guided cultural tour, presented by Traditional Owner, Kerry-Ann Winmar. This tour is only for the females in your family who will accompany Kerry-Ann as she shares traditional stories of Whadjuk Country and those stories handed down to her by the Bridyas. Bring along your mother, daughter, grandmother, aunty or female friends and get hands on with grinding stones, ochre paints, bush foods, paperbark and discover that the bush is a virtual apothecary. The tour starts at 2pm in the beautiful Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop, Kaarta Coomba - Kings Park. Book now and don’t forget, Women only!
Architecture lovers will appreciate this sneak peek inside the 1933 Commonwealth Bank. The building will be open to public only for Heritage Perth weekend. Exploreinside the building, with informative displays of plans, drawings, unseen documents and film footage from the National Archives of Australia. This event is supported by Activate Perth, NAA and Primewest- The building will be open from 10am-12.30pm at 242 Murray Street. No bookings required.
Discover the history of Northbridge with Oh Hey WA. Join the brand new Northbridge People and Places Storytelling Tour as it explore stories that bring Northbridge to life. Travel along the route with storytellers and visit multiple historic building around Northbridge such as the Rechabite. Prepare to be thrilled! Starting from 3pm and 4pm, the tours are two and a half hours long. Book now.
Perth’s own national treasure, Richard Offen will present and guide a tour on the Perth’s Oldest Buildings, telling the story of the development and the people behind the construction. Richard Offen wins the crowd with his abundant knowledge of Perth’s historic heritage and enthusiastic delivery. -. Join in and listen more about the colonial treasures such as the Old Court House and St John’s Pro-Cathedral at10.30am, City of Perth Library Auditorium. Book now.
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