Discover Melbourne's amazing history through a suite of walking tours that take you on a journey through the city centre, World Heritage precinct, and industrial hubs. The tours contain over 700 images, many from Museum Victoria's collection, and 90 audio recordings written and narrated by Museum Victoria staff.
Each tour is simple to follow with a GPS-enabled map of the route and its stops. At each stop, detailed text, audio commentary and stunning historical imagery reveal the stories of the characters, businesses and architecture that have transformed Melbourne and Victoria. Walk through the history of these amazing sites and see how they have changed over time!
Download one app to access the three tours included in our first release:
Spotswood Industrial Heritage Walk
This tour of Spotswood provides an insight into the people, industries and businesses that transformed this landscape from a dairy farm to one of the Victoria's most important manufacturing hubs.
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens Walk
This tour of the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens World Heritage Site provides an insight into 19th century Melbourne: a period of optimism, enthusiasm and energy.
Melbourne's Golden Mile Walk
Australia's most historical trail. Explore Melbourne's heritage precincts, its city streets, arcades and laneways. See how gold built the city!
This free app provides a valuable reference and introduction to the history of Victoria that can be enjoyed in the great outdoors or at home.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. We advise you to quit the app when finished.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
This update includes fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Really informative and easy to use. Wonderful photos.
Short on detail.
The app works fine and it’s fairly easy to use. I’m not sure why there is such little information at each stop of the tour, however. Without the limitations of paper/space, I would have hoped for more than just a brief paragraph on some very interesting places.
Where is the detail? I’ve downloaded the app to learn, but I don’t really feel I’m getting much beyond the absolute basics.
The developer, Museum Victoria, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Museums Board of Victoria
- 85.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2013 Museum Victoria