Art Deco Melbourne
Spend a day exploring Melbourne’s rich Art Deco tradition that transformed the city in the 1930s, with its fine iconic buildings and architectural gems.
Begin with an easy walking tour that explores Art Deco architectural gems in the CBD including the heritage-listed Alcaston House, and characterful arcades and buildings, and see how the architecture is characterised by bold geometric and highly stylised decorative elements.
Explore some of Melbourne’s architectural marvels including the stunning Capitol Theatre and continue to the impressive Manchester Unity House, one of the city’s most striking landmarks. Revel in the grandeur of the ground-floor arcade, decorative cornices, and ornate elevators.
After lunch, drive to St Kilda to view a selection of refined Art Deco-style buildings including the Palais Theatre, renowned for its grand Art Deco façade.
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.