Culture Victoria

Portable Iron Houses, National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

399 Coventry St South Melbourne Phone: (03) 9656 9889 Visit Website

The three houses at Coventry Street are among the few 19th Century prefabricated iron buildings remaining in the world. Students of building, architecture, industrial archaeology as well as social history will find them of interest.

An audio visual tour provides a comprehensive account of these buildings in the history of white settlement in Australia and during the Gold Rush years in Victoria particularly.

Please note that Abercrombie House is currently closed while we undertake essential conservation work.