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The White Hat Guide to what's on & things to do in Melbourne

Friday 11th January 2019

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This day is part of the Victorian state school holidays. You may find that numbers of the venues and attractions offer additional activities for children on this day. You might also like to check out our suggestions for school holiday activities in Melbourne.

On this day in 1693 Mount Etna in Sicily erupted with devestating effect.
On 11th January 2005, Australian composer Miriam Hyde, died.

Events in Melbourne

Friday 11th January 2019

As well as the specific events, markets, exhibitions and attractions listed below for this particular Friday, you may also be interested in our general suggestions for 20 Things To Do in Brisbane on a Friday.

 

Evita

Opera Australia presents the original West End and Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, directed by Hal Prince and featuring Tina Arena.

Featuring some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best-loved songs including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another HallEvita charts the story of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.



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School of Rock - The Musical

Based on the movie, this new musical with a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Julian Fellowes and an incredible cast of kids shredding guitars, pounding drums and rocking out live, School of Rock is suited to all ages.



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Free Tour of Federation Square
Free Tour of Federation Square. No need to book, just turn up on time at the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags in the Swanston Street Forecourt.

Markets

Markets in Melbourne

Friday 11th January 2019

As well as the specific markets listed below for this particular Friday, you may also be interested in the White Hat Guide to all Friday Markets.

 

Queen Victoria Market

Victoria's premier market and major tourist attraction with fresh produce and general goods. More information at Queen Victoria Market.

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Brunswick Market

Brunswick Market fruit & veg section
Brunswick Market fruit & veg section

A general indoor market with long-term stall and shop holders with butchers, a fishmonger, poultry, delis, dry goods, fruit and vegetables and some variety and clothing stores. 6am to 6pm Monday to Saturdays (Fridays open till 7pm). On Sundays only the fruit and veg section is open (enter from rear) from 7am to 6pm.



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Preston Market

Preston market is a large market selling fresh produce, meat, poultry and fish as well as a wide range of general goods. White Hat particular recommends Preston Market if you are shopping for a family on a tight budget. It is located next to the railway station and trams, and there are several supermarkets in the complex if you need to top up on anything not sold in the market. More information on Preston Market.

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Camberwell Fresh Food Market
Freshest gourmet produce, seafood, meat, poultry, fruit, vegetables, flowers, 5 delicatessen with highest quality fresh deli items, superb Illy's cakes, specialising in gluten free, and wide selection of multicultural takeaway. Find culinary inspiration for your dining table with friendly family traders at the CFFM. ..
Caribbean Gardens Market
A large market picnic area and a big range of new and second hand goods. On Wednesdays entry is free and there is access to and general market, food stalls and playground. On Sundays there is an entry fee and as well as the market there is a children's train and boat rides, rock climbing. Caribbean Gardens Market is close to the Eastlink freeway and is now oppen Fridays as well as Wednesdays and Sundays. It is closed Christmas Day. ..
CERES Organic Food & Craft Market
CERES Organic Market and Shop recently celebrated their 10th birthday. The market sells fresh organic fruit and veg with an emphais on locally grown produce. The CERES Craft Market sells a mixture of hand crafted objects and second hand bargains in a social and friendly environment." The ..
Chapel Street Bazaar
A veritable Alladin's Cave of collectables, memorabilia and antiques. With over 80 independent dealers buying and selling, White Hat believes this is the largest bazaar of its type in Melbourne. ..
Dandenong Market
A large market with fresh produce and a wide range of goods. More information on Dandenong Market. ..
Footscray Market
A large indoor market with a large range of produce and general goods. ..
Lost & Found Market
Lost & Found is an indoor market based in a shop just off Smith Street Collingwood. It features vintage furniture, lighting, art, posters, clothes, books, records and anything collectable. Permenant and casual stalls available. ..
Prahran Market
A large suburban market with produce and general goods. More information on Prahran Market. ..
South Melbourne Market
A large undercover produce and general market. More information at South Melbourne Market. ..
St Albans Market
A relatively small but bustling produce market offering what White Hat considers to be particularly good value for food shoppers. More information > > ..
Supper Market
The Supper Market at the Abbotsford Convent and it’s only 4km from the city. There is a range of food on the food hawker stalls, and shoppers have numbers of products on offer, while people looking for entertainment will find circus performers roaming the grounds, music lovers will enjoy acoustic music played by local musicians. White Hat suggests that those who want to be outdoors on a summery Friday night should consider the Supper Market. Bring your picnic rug and enjoy sitting on the garden lawns while eating fresh food served from the hawker food stalls.

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Attractions

Attractions in Melbourne

Friday 11th January 2019

As well as the attractions listed below as open on this day, you may also be interested in the White Hat Guide to Major Attractions and Places of Interest in Brisbane.

 

Old Melbourne Gaol

Ned Kellyat the scaffold in the Old Melbourne Gaol

A gaol built in the early days of European settlement and the site of over 100 hangings including that of the bushranger Ned Kelly. more information at Old Melbourne Gaol >>


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Royal Botanic Gardens


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Toorak House - (The Swedish Church)

Toorak House - 1857
One of Victoria's earliest surviving mansions, Toorak House now also functions as The Swedish Church. It is open to the public daily and also features a shop selling Scandinavian crafts and Scandanavian food. Details at Toorak House - (The Swedish Church)

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Cooks' Cottage

Cooks' CottageThe original tiny cottage belonging to Captain Cook's parents which was brought to Australia and reassembled in the Fitzroy Gardens - a short walk from central Melbourne. More information at The White Hat Guide to Cook's Cottage >>.
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Luna Park

Melbourne's iconic fun park.
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Melbourne Zoo

Established in 1862, Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest zoo. It contains more than 350 animal species from Australia and around the world. It is a short distance from the city and can be accessed by car, train or a picturesque tram ride through Royal Park. More information at Melbourne Zoo.
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Australian National Aviation Museum
A collection of aeroplanes and displays relating to Australia's aviation history. The museum is at Moorabbin Airport. more info > >
Bundoora Homestead
Bundoora Homestead is a wonderful Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and licensed café. Free admission.More info >>
Bundoora Park
Chinese Museum
Situated in the heart of Chinatown, the Chinese Museum records the history and significant contribution of Chinese people in Victoria since their first major arrival with the gold rush. more info > >
Free Tour of Melbourne Town Hall
A free tour of the historic Melbourne Town Hall. Numbers are limited so bookings are essential and required one day in advance. More information >>
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Ian Potter Museum of Art

The Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University is a short tram ride from the city and a short walk from Lygon Street Carlton. Entry is free but from time to time there are special exhibitions in part of the gallery which may entail an entry charge. Exhibited works are chosen from teh art clocction of the Unversity of Melbourne - the largest university art collection in Australia. More info >>


Immigration Museum
Covering Victoria's immigration history from the early 1800s to the present day. More information on the Immigration Museum
Melbourne Fire Services Museum
Australia's largest collection of fire brigade memorabilia housed in a historic fire station. More info >>
National Gallery of Victoria - Australian Collection
National Gallery of Victoria - International Collection
Old Treasury Building
One of Australia's finest Victorian era buildings. It is open to teh public on Wednesdays and Sundays and features fine displays related to Melbourne history. More info >>
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
The Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium features marine life from the Southern Ocean and Antarctic regions. This means that locals can learn more about our own sea life while visitors from the northern hemisphere are likely to witness creatures they have never seen before. more info >>

Shrine of Remembrance
Tall Ship Enterprize
Victorian Jazz Archive
The Victorian Jazz Archive is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers with the mission and vision of "Proactively Collecting, Archiving & Disseminating Australian Jazz". The organisation's venue houses an impressive collection of jazz-related materials. More info >>
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Melbourne's Outskirts

Things to do in Melbourne's Outskirts

Friday 11th January 2019

As well as the events listed below as open on this day, you may also be interested in the White Hat Guide to Victoria's Regions.

 

Events in Melbourne outskirts

Sunset Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Rhinocerous at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Experience Werribee Open Range Zoo in a whole new light with Sunset Safari.

In this new and exclusive after-hours event, spend a night out with some of the world’s most iconic animals. Start the evening with a complimentary drink on arrival at the pop-up bar then set off on one of the night’s three experiences. Adventure onto the Savannah for a guided sunset tour, feast with friends at an intimate dinner of African cuisine, and enjoy an immersive performance that showcases the rhythm and soul of Africa.

Proceeds from Sunset Safari help Zoos Victoria support international conservation partners such a Rhino Fund Uganda. Help fight wildlife extinction and be among the first to experience Werribee Open Range Zoo like never before.



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Markets in Melbourne Outskirts

Attractions in Melbourne Outskirts

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Almost 200 hectares of grassy plains and sweeping river terraces are home to a collection of animals from the grasslands of Africa, Australia and Asia. More info >>
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Forest Glade Gardens
Forest Glade Gardens is one of Australia's finest private gardens. It is short trip from Melbourne and is open to the public from September to May. It features large exotic trees, a bonsai house, a woodland section, a fern gully a blue bell patch and an impressive daffodil lawn during spring; a topiary garden, two aviaries, a laburnum arch, a peony walk highlighted with climbing roses, as well as numerous pergolas, ponds, fountains and statues. Entry $8 per head, (children free); More info >>
McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
National Rhododendron Garden
At The National Rhododendron Gardens you will find brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around. When not in bloom, you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds. More information at National Rhododendron Garden
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