A heritage treat


An excursion to The Johnston Collection and Fire Services Museum

Monday 27 May, 8am-5.30pm

Cost $70, includes bus, tours and a morning or afternoon tea at The Johnston Collection Venue Meet at MPRG to board bus at 8am for an 8.15am departure, returning by 5.30pm

Object Lessons at The Johnston Collection is a wonderful exhibition focused on significant objects gathered by William Johnston. It is presented in a Georgian-inspired interior in his Melbourne home Fairhall. In the green drawing room, Object Lessons creates a relaxed British style interior found in India around the 1830s, providing visitors with an insight into what it was like to live as an Englishman abroad.

Viewing numbers are limited at Fairhall, so we are dividing into two groups, the first at 10am with morning tea and again at 2pm with afternoon tea. We will interchange our morning and afternoon tours with the Fire Services Museum and enjoy a luncheon together at the Pullman.

Fire Services Museum opened in 1979 providing a home and focus on the history of firefighting services in Victoria. The collection includes 10,000 fire-related items and memorabilia collected both nationally and internationally, as well as from both the CFA and MFB. The tour is conducted by retired firefighters who impart their craft and long history along with lively and entertaining tales. 



  • Monday, 27 May 2019 | 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM