Outings are arranged on the second Tuesday of each alternate month. Outings to a place of interest, which might occupy a morning or a full day, almost always include a luncheon together. Outings are well supported.
The next Club outing is scheduled for Tuesday, 9th November. This will be a bus and rail excursion, particularly to the Kerrisdale Mountain Railway and Museum in the foothills of the Tallarook Ranges. For more details please click here. Watch for more details of this excursion nearer the time.
The first outing for 2021 was held in May. This was a coach and ferry trip around Port Phillip Bay, deferred from 2020. We travelled to Geelong for morning tea, then it was a short hop to Queenscliff to board the ferry to Sorrento. Lunch was at the Rye RSL, before we set off from the Mornington Peninsula back to Melbourne. For more photos please click here.
The previous outing, in February 2020, was a visit to the Immigration Museum at the Old Customs House on Flinders Street, Melbourne.
No other outings were possible in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
For further information about Club outings, please email here.
Here is some information about past Club outings:
The first Club Outing for 2019, in February, was to the Grainger Museum in Carlton. Those who attended were fascinated by the colourful life and achievements of the charismatic Percy Grainger – famous Australian pianist and composer.
The April outing was a visit to the historic Bundoora Homestead and Gardens, on a beautiful autumn day. For some it was a very long tram trip to stop 62 and a fifteen minute walk to meet for morning tea. After a guided tour of the Homestead and Galleries, we lunched on the veranda looking out onto lawns and trees, including one gum tree estimated to be 1000 years old. A lovely relaxing day together.
The June outing was a visit to the Islamic Museum of Australia in Thornbury. The guide gave the group new sights into the history, the different cultures and arts related in Islam, and the Muslim followers from around the world including Australia.
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The outing in August was a visit to the Old Melbourne Gaol on Russell Street. The excellent guide kept the group entertained with tales about events at the original working jail … stories of the men and women prisoners, their hardships and their treatment in the early days of Melbourne up to the hanging of Ned Kelly. . The existing building is only one section of the original, dating back to the mid-19th Century. After morning tea at a local cafe, many walked the short distance to Trades Hall to look at the murals showing the trades involved in the ‘Eight Hours’ movement.
The October outing was a tour of the Old Treasury Building in Spring Street, Melbourne. The tour covered much of the early history since Batman, and which included the room in which the Victorian Governor regularly meets with government today and in the past. After morning tea at the Treasury Cafe, most of us opted to return to the Building for a closer look at the exhibits there.