Celebrating 25 Years of Melbourne Central
1 – 30 September 2016
This September, Melbourne Central turns 25 and you’re invited to join in the celebrations! All month long we’ll be rewinding back to 1991 and getting nostalgic about the last quarter-century with history tours and throwback experiences. Scroll down to find out what’s in store all month long.
We can’t wait to share our history with you, and make some fresh new memories too. Share yours with us using the tag #rewind91 to join in the fun!
What's on this September for Rewind '91:
Melbourne Central Virtual Reality Experience
At its peak, the Coop’s Shot Tower produced six tonnes of shot per week, but nobody has worked inside the iconic structure since 1961. Until now. Thanks to the stunning animated reconstruction in our immersive new Virtual Reality experience, you can pull on a headset and see what it was really like to make shot inside the historic tower.
Melbourne Central’s Virtual Reality Experience has been developed by Liminal 360.
Shot Tower Square, opposite Sephora
For the month of September:
Thursdays, 10am – 9pm
Fridays, 10am – 9pm
Saturdays, 10am – 7pm
Sundays, 10am – 7pm
Did you know that Melbourne Central was once home to a Butterfly Vivarium that housed our very own breed of butterfly? Or that our underground train station was the first to open in the City Loop? Take a walk along the new museum sites at McIntyre and Menzies Alleys to learn all about our long and colourful past.
McIntyre and Menzies Alleys
Nobody knows Melbourne Central like Dale Campisi does. The local history buff has spent years learning all the ins and outs of our laneways, architecture, artwork and industrial heritage. Dale can’t wait to share it all with you on these special Silver Jubilee tours! Bookings are essential; click here to secure your spot now.
Saturday 24 September
Sunday 25 September
Share Your Melbourne Central Story
Do you remember visiting Daimaru, or waiting for Waltzing Matilda to play from our Marionette Watch when it hung from the roof on an enormous gold chain? Did you peer through the glass of our Butterfly Vivarium or gaze up at the hot air balloon and bi-plane that were once suspended inside the Glass Cone? We want to see and hear all your memories of Melbourne Central this month. Submit your memories, videos and images and you just might see your story come alive on our walls over the next year!
Submit your content via the form below, and go in the draw to win a Melbourne Central prize package, including:
- A personalised Melbourne Unlocked tour with Dale Campisi
- A $200 Melbourne Central gift card
- A double pass to a Hoyts screening of the winner’s choice