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A bygone era

This place has an ambience from the past. It’s worth a visit just to grapple with how sailors were... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Rosa H
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Nice little place to relax and enjoy company with other sailors. Building is old but has been well... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Matt C
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717 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9629 7083
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

This place has an ambience from the past. It’s worth a visit just to grapple with how sailors were catered for in the 19 th century . It’s really amazing that this outstanding edifice is still with us to admire and use. The chapel is...More

Thank Rosa H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Being a Californian, this church was immediately reminiscent of the Spanish missions we all study in the 5th grade. I've visited many of them. The typical "L" shape with the baptistery and vestry on the short side the interior looked quite hand hewn, an arts...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The MIssion to Seafarers offers a place for those who sail the oceans to relax and meet similar voyagers. It has a bar and pool table. The Mission also has a chapel, with a nautical theme. It does not offer accommodation. The mission is at...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Nice little place to relax and enjoy company with other sailors. Building is old but has been well kept up. Interesting place to make a visit if you're a mariner visiting Melbourne.

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting and old. Very old chapel with interesting stained windows. And free entry, you dont get much for free these days.

Thank Sonya W
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The buildings are located west of Spencer Street and somewhat dwarfed by modern city buildings. The organization was established in the 19th Century by Christians for the benefit of sailors however all were welcome to use the facilities and the chapel. The free City Circle...More

1  Thank Betula103
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Many interesting and varied subjects painted or crafted at the annual Art Awards & Exhibition; worth a visit anytime but special at present. Even to visit the building, chapel and sales counter - the latter where many visiting seamen place a bank note from their...More

1  Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My fiance and I dropped in after hearing about it on the City Circle tram. The Chapel is a lovely area and had just had a wedding take place. The garden area was neat and tidy and the Bar/pool room area was neat and tidy....More

1  Thank Natalie1964
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Melbourne's Mission to Seafarers is based to the west of the city centre, in the direction of the Docklands precinct. The buildings it occupies are conspicuous because they are vintage survivors in an area where there are lots of new roadways and contemporary structures. The...More

1  Thank Alys-Schatzi
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This place can be used to host functions, weddings, and art exhibits for a more different approach. A non-for-profit organisation that has had a history of helping seafarers; with morale, shelter, food, and spiritual needs. The building is also historic with Spanish-style architecture.

1  Thank Mel R
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