Are you ready for a week-long celebration of Australia’s fascinating history and heritage?
If so, you’re in luck! Australian Heritage Week runs from Saturday, 13 April, until Sunday, 21 April, and comes complete with enough exciting events to suit all interests. Around 387 heritage events were organised across the country in 2012, and this year looks set to be just as action-packed.
Here are a few of the activities that will be happening over the weekend.
Try a heritage walk
Organise a car hire Adelaide wide and head on over to Glenelg, SA, on Saturday, 13 April, for what promises to be a very interesting and informative stroll down memory lane. This two-hour walk costs $35 and will cover a lot of ground and a variety of topics, such as the resort’s “lost railway systems”.
Have some tea
While you’re in and around Adelaide, why not celebrate Lady Ayers 200th birthday with a $40 high tea? This event will take place in the state dining room of the Ayers House Museum on Sunday, 14 April – a must for all you sophisticated ladies out there.
Visit a heritage building
Check out the historical Hazelhurst cottage in Gymea, NSW, and learn about its construction in 1946. You are free to roam its rooms and corridors alone or attach yourself to one of the guided tours that start every hour from 11:00 onwards. There is also a gallery and arts centre on site, so make sure you take a look.
Experience a heritage tour
The University of Queensland’s campus museums have just had a makeover, and on Saturday, 13 April, you will have the opportunity to see them for yourself. For just $15 you will receive admission to and tours of three magnificent museums specialising in antiquities, physics and anthropology.
For more information about what’s on, check out Australian Heritage Week’s official website.