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Abbotsford Convent
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Abbotsford Convent

The Abbotsford Convent is an exciting destination for anyone looking for a beautiful wedding location, or just somewhere to explore on a relaxing weekend getaway.

Set on an expansive 16 acres, the Abbotsford Convent boasts lush gardens located in a tranquil setting.

Abbotsford Convent Map – Weddings, Cinema, Farmers Market, Cafe & Bakery

Art lovers will certainly feel at home while at Abbotsford Convent. With 2 galleries and more than 100 studios, there is more art work than you can enjoy in just one day. A visit to this awe-inspiring convent allows you to see marvellous works as you immerse yourself in Melbourne’s rich heritage.

Enjoy gourmet food and fresh pastries at the restaurants and convent bakery, saunter through the gardens or catch a film at the outdoor cinema when you visit Abbotsford Convent. Other facilities of interest include a radio station, a bandroom and school.

Every year, the convent holds an array of art projects, showcases, festivals and market events. These will differ depending on the time of your visit, so it helps to make plans in advance. If you would like, you may take a special history tour of Abbotsford Convent that allows you access to the historical buildings.

The Convent holds a Farmers Market on the Fourth Sunday of the month from 8am to 1pm. There is a $2 entry fee which goes towards maintaining the convent, and you will find heaps of local produce with seasonal fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs, bread, eggs, meat, condiments and cheese available for sale. The market is plastic bag free, so make sure you bring your own trolley or bags.

Weddings are permitted to be held at the Abbotsford Convent in the gardens, courtyard or function room. Contact Bursaria on (03) 9417 7771 or email hello@bursaria.com.au for all wedding enquiries.

Entry is free, but the Convent is only open to pedestrians. For this reason, parking is not available onsite, however there is all day parking available in the car park across the road on St Heliers Street. Abbotsford Convent is easy to access from Melbourne’s CBD using public transport. Take a train on Hurstbridge Line or take a bus using route #200 or #207. You may also take Tram #109, #12 or #48 and alight at Victoria Street.

Address
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford, VIC

Operating Hours
Abbotsford Convent:
Daily: 7.30am – 10pm
(Open all public holidays)

St Heliers Street Gallery:
Monday to Thursday: 8am – 4pm
Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday: 8am – 4pm
Sunday: 8am – 6pm

Phone
(03) 9415 3600

Ticket Prices / Admission
Free
Donations are appreciated.

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