19th Century Portable Iron Houses


The three houses at Coventry Street are among the few 19th century prefabricated iron buildings remaining in the world.

An audiovisual provides a comprehensive account of the importance of these buildings in the history of white settlement in Australia and during the Gold-Rush years in Victoria particularly.

Students of building, architecture, industrial archaeology as well as social history will find them of immense interest.

Location: 399 Coventry Street, South Melbourne
Melway Map Ref: 2J K2
Public Transport: Tram No. 96 West from Bourke Street to South Melbourne Station.
Open: First Sunday of each month 1pm to 4pm or weekdays groups by appointment only.
Closed: 20 December to 6 January.
Inquiries: 03 9822 4369 and 03 9561 4183