Abbotsford Convent
Abbotsford Convent
4.5
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
About
Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest arts and cultural precinct – with its 11 historic buildings and gardens spread over 16 acres. Listed on Australia’s National Heritage List, entry is free. Here you can find a diverse range of events covering every art form, including St Heliers Street Gallery, over 120 studios for the creative makers and wellbeing communities, a bakery, cafes and restaurants and an abundance of green open space. Open every day.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bobby T
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We visited the gallery and had two drinks - a can and freshly squeezed juice - and a snack (toasted cheicken wrap). Total cost $28 (including 5% weekend surcharge). Very overpriced, and abrupt service. Will not be returning, and not recommended.
Written October 15, 2023
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AnnMarieGrace
Adelaide, Australia660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We stopped by the convent for a walk around the grounds after visiting the Collingwood Children’s Farm next door.

My children ages 4 and 5 were fascinated with the old buildings and learning about what the convent was for. We went exploring and we read the plaques of what the different rooms were for.

There is also a lovely garden area that you can sit and relax and enjoy the sun or a lovely picnic. I definitely think this is a lovely place to come and see as it is filled with a wonderful and interesting history.
Written March 9, 2020
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BLoke88
Singapore536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
From the cafes, to the sounds of the band practicing to the well maintained architecture, the grounds of the convent transported visitors to a completely different Melbourne. I really enjoyed the serenity and history of the venue while sipping my skinny latte in hand.
Written August 5, 2021
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717tanzee
Greater Melbourne, Australia73 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Business

I had to attend professional development there today. My goodness it was truly awful. Why? 1. Looks like something from a horror movie inside. It’s dirty and tawdry. You expect some evil creature to just jump out at you. 2. Toilets. If you think you are going to need a toilet- don’t go there. There seemed to be only four female toilets available- the seats came off one, they stunk and by the end of the I’m pretty sure I was walking through urine. 3. Too pseudo trendy eco urbanite grow your own denim for me. Who are these people I never want to see again??? Stay away is my advice.
Written September 7, 2019
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Thank you for your comments. I will pass these on to our venues and buildings teams, particularly concerning the condition of the bathrooms on the day of your visit. We always encourage visitors to provide feedback to our staff should they experience any issues so these can be addressed promptly. Since your visit in September, we have undertaken further works and maintenance in the Convent building restrooms (I assume these are the facilities you visited). The Convent is a non profit arts precinct and aims to be a safe and clean space for everyone. I am sorry to hear about your experience but we appreciate your candid feedback so that we can improve the precinct for the benefit of our visitors and community.
Written October 21, 2019
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Macarena
Melbourne, Australia53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Since I know about the Abbotsford convent I go and invite everybody to visit it, is a beautiful magical place that united cultures, people and nature, good to go alone, couples or family, you can spend easily all day exploring the farm, eating at Lentils and walking across the Yarra river!
Written January 7, 2017
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KarolaRS
7,005 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
The best spot in the entire Australia! This place embraces so many diverse types of people together...Hobos, musicians, celebrities and every day man, families, students, international, local, sane and not sane - it gives you the best opportunity to jump into that social bubble and taste the best vegetarian/vegan food! Thumbs up to the Sri Lankan establisher! Great, delicious job!!!
Written July 11, 2015
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Lyn C
Launceston, Australia126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
We visited on Saturday 24th April with family on our trip from tassie
Wonderful historic buildings and gardens and right next to Collinwood farm where we did the circuit
We were fortunate that the farmers market was on with amazing stalls and produce especially the range of mushrooms
Lovely walks in the gardens that are beautifully looked after
Written April 28, 2021
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dang79
Singapore, Singapore268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
The convent bakery is a good place to have a meal with a range of options. The breads are particularly delicious
Written December 8, 2019
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Fiona H
Melbourne, Australia1,145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
This is an amazing place to take visitors to, but even my daughter who has lived in Melbourne for most of her life hadn’t been here (my other daughter and I came often) great garden to sit in. Arrive early to get parking - ie before the lunch rush - during the holiday season and weekends
Written April 5, 2018
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Anna P
Geelong, Australia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Enjoy the workshop there. Friendly environment.
Great cafe & coffee for lunch during the break.
Will visit again on Tues with my sister from Adelaide.
Written March 6, 2020
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