History tours

Come join us on a Bundoora Homestead Art Centre history tour.

Bundoora Homestead History Tours

Join us for a unique guided experience, to learn about the historic Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, and the land on which it was built. Hear that stories that shaped this iconic mansion, from its first era as a private family home and stables, to its rebirth as a repatriation mental health hospital for returned servicemen, and its final reimagining as a community art gallery.

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Topics you will learn about are:

  • Indigenous custodianship of Country
  • The commissioning and origins of the house as the Smith family home
  • Unique architectural features of the Queen Anne style mansion
  • The transformation of the Homestead into a convalescent farm and repatriation hospital
  • The discovery of an internationally significant medical treatment
  • Bundoora Homestead’s present day use as an arts and cultural facility

Bookings and Fees


$10 tour only

$15 tour + scones with jam & cream

$20 tour + tea or coffee and scones with jam & cream

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For enquiries, please contact us at

Email: bundoorahomestead@darebin.vic.gov.au


Banner image: Emma Hamilton, Simultaneous Light 2021. Photo by Tiny Empire, 2021