We are excited to be part of the National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival! As part of the Festival, we’re opening our doors with four tours of our incredible Younghusband woolstore.
8 Elizabeth Street, Kensington, Victoria
Please meet at entrance of the bluestone laneway at 8 Elizabeth Street, Kensington (closest to the corner of Chelmsford Street). If you see a large number '8' on the brick wall, you're in the right place.
Tue 23 April - 3 to 4pm
Sun 5 May - 11am to 12pm
Tue 14 May - 3 to 4pm
Sun 19 May - 11am to 12pm
Free. Prebooking required. Book now.
Less than 50
Explore Kensington’s impressive 19th-century industrial Younghusband woolstore precinct on a guided tour and discover its unique past, present and future. Be part of the Younghusband story as it embarks on a rejuvenation process to become a diverse urban village that celebrates the site's heritage.
On the Kensington railway stands Younghusband, an impressive collection of industrial red brick buildings spanning two blocks, connected by a bluestone laneway. Once a wool store and now home to some of Melbourne’s most creative businesses and artists — the historical warehouse built in 1906 is again being reimagined. Over the next five years, Impact Investment Group will transform the precinct into a beautiful industrial village for the common good, with an eclectic mix of values aligned tenants including government, corporates, artists, makers, hospitality and e-commerce businesses. Working with leading architects Woods Bagot, IIG aims for the Younghusband project to demonstrate how a heritage industrial area can be revitalised with a deep commitment to the principles of sustainability, heritage, collaboration and community. Visitors will be inspired by vast open spaces filled with natural light filtered through the sawtooth roof, original timber floors, iron beams and exposed brick.