Visit to Beleura, Mornington and Lunch – Tuesday 28th March
Our visit to BELEURA on March 28th has something for the art, theatre and music lover, historian, and gardener. The State-listed property was home to successive generations of distinguished Australians over 160 years. It is exceptional for its fine Joseph Reed architecture and 12-acre garden and for revealing the life of its last owner. Its 25,000-piece collection reflects the taste of Sir George and Lady Tallis and their composer son, John. Their stewardship of the JC Williamson entertainment empire afforded them the means to create a peaceful place to house their renowned collection.
Beleura dates from 1863. John Tallis spent his life preserving Beleura and left his estate to the people of Victoria. The House remains as it was in his time, including his collection of artworks, books and automobiles.
More recently Beleura built further collections – one of fine musical instruments and the other, a treasury of ceramic art by Klytie Pate.
We will gather in the carpark of the Mornington Golf Club at 9.30 (latest) for bus transfer to the estate and morning tea. We can then join either the house or garden guided tour. After this we shall lunch at Kirks, Mornington
Entry, transfer bus to house, guided tour and morning tea is $35 pp. Lunch extra
We will “ride share” share so please indicate if you would prefer a lift or can drive and take passengers
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For more info- contact Kevin Reed on 0419 565 520 or firstname.lastname@example.org