National Trust Festival repository tour

Behind the Locked Doors

University of Melbourne Archives will be hosting two tours as part of the National Trust's 2019 Australian Heritage Festival. Check out the website for more great events.

Thousands of boxes of paper records, photographs, films and objects from near and far fill this repository that documents the people, places and communities that have shaped our society.

If you have every wondered why archives are kept, or how you can access them, take the opportunity to go behind the locked doors with an expert. Turning lights on and off as it progresses, each tour is unique as the reference archivist responds to questions from participants while moving through the repository to view a range of records created by prominent individuals, community groups, the University, trade unions and businesses, along with one of Australia’s oldest snippets of moving image, the original drawings for the Royal Exhibition Building and records of slavery in the Caribbean.

Numbers are strictly limited, comfortable shoes (no heels) essential. Please advise if you have any mobility issues when booking your place. Not suitable for people under 15 years of age.

Free events! Registrations are essential:

Dates: Wednesday 24 April 10am-12pm and Friday 17 May 10am-12pm