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Salvation Army Heritage Centre

69 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9653 3201
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24/7 Homelessness Program

Listed on the Victorian Heritage Register is this rather dilapidated but elegant building. Behind... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Crystalline4u
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Traralgon, Australia
Not someowhere you'd go to on the tourist trail.

I came across this lovely architechtural building upon walking around the city. It's not really... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Merilyn_S_12
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Darwin, Australia
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This center tracks the Salvation Army's Australian origins, its role in various wars and its little-known, but significant, contributions to Australia's film industry. Tambourines, trumpets and other Army memorabilia are on display.
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23 May 2018
“24/7 Homelessness Program”
5 Sep 2017
“Not for the feint hearted”
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69 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 3 9653 3201
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Listed on the Victorian Heritage Register is this rather dilapidated but elegant building. Behind the doors the staff anticipate visitors that are eclectic with stories to tell...but sometimes the visitors don't want to tell their stories, they just want to be safe and secure... for...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I came across this lovely architechtural building upon walking around the city. It's not really somewhere you'd go unless you were homeless. It's a nice building though from the outside.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place is where the homeless people of Melbourne can go to get a free tea or coffee, a toasted ham, cheese and tomato sandwich and have a bit of nap overnight. It's not for the feint hearted if you are confronted by homeless people...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Salvation Army was active in making films, in the Limelight Studio on one of the higher floors of their premises in central Melbourne. Hundreds of films were made, including the mix of movie and magic lantern show,...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

The Salvation Army is dedicated to serving the least fortunate in our community. This excellent Museum shows the history of the Salvation Army in Australia. In theology, the Salvation Army is closest to John Wesley's Methodism. One day we might need the Salvos, who knows?...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2016

Many people have a soft spot for Salvos, even if they never need their services. The Salvation Army has been in Australia since 1880, when it was founded under a gum-tree in Adelaide, South Australia. For a while in the early 1900s, the Salvos were...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2016

A fabulous little museum hidden away on the fourth floor of 69 Bourke Street. The only indication it's there is a small sign in the lobby saying "Heritage Centre". Interesting memorabilia and who knew the Salvos were so important to the early Australian film industry?...More

Thank Neil B
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

This venue has three great attractions: Firstly, the historical collections (lots of uniforms, artifacts, memorabilia and a strong demonstrated history of helping Australians in their time of need). Secondly, the cinematography rooms which include exhibits pre-dating "The Story of the Kelly Gang" (officially the first...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2015

Hidden on the 4th floor of a grand heritage listed building at the Parliament end of Bourke Street is this fascinating two part museum. Entry is free and it is open 9.30 to 3.30 daily, outside these hours you can ring a bell and the...More

1  Thank Jolyon67
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

This heritage centre deserves a much higher rating than Trip Advisor gives as it is an excellent place to visit and the Salvation Army 100 years ago were ahead of their time with film making, match making and tea. The careful way the exhibits are...More

2  Thank Peter M
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