Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne
Simonds Hall (Goodrest)

A significant part of Melbourne's history

Each year Open House Melbourne provides an opportunity for Melburnians and visitors to the city to have a look at some of our well-loved and surprising buildings. This year is the eleventh anniversary of Open House Melbourne and Christ Church Grammar School is delighted to have been invited to include Simonds Hall (called Goodrest when it was built for the Buckhurst family in 1884), as one of the wonderful heritage buildings to be open to the public this weekend.

In 1971 Simonds Hall was listed by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) as a building of state significance. It will be open between 10.00am-1.00pm on Saturday 28 July and everyone is most welcome to come and have a look. It’s a grand building with a marvellous history, some of which will be “brought to life” on Saturday by one of our Archivists, Dr Jane Carolan OAM.