The Malt District Cremorne Tour by Culture Scouts
The Malt District Cremorne Tour by Culture Scouts is has been designed for Melbournians looking to learn more about the unique history of Cremorne.
When: each Saturday from 12 August to 9 September 2017 from 2pm – 4pm.
Where: Meeting near the Nylex Clock and walking throughout Cremorne
Cost: $30 per person (includes 2-hour tour, coffee, cocktail (or mocktail) and goodie bag). This tour would suit kids age 10+ as there are 2 hours of walking, and a bit of talking – but also some of the venues allow you behind the scenes and guillotines and glass don’t mix well with small curious peeps. To book visit: www.thecremornetour.com.au
A uniquely local experience, The Malt District Cremorne Tour by Culture Scouts will take culture seekers on a journey through the area’s burgeoning art, design and culinary scenes. The tour will include; Cremorne’s cult cafes and foodie hot spots, street art including works by the infamous Lushsux, meetings with local artisans and artists, as well as an insight into Cremorne’s history.
Each week the tour is slightly different depending on the artisans available on the day – so you can expect something special and unique each time!
Our media preview started at the building site for the new Malt District being developed at the Nylex Clock site. From there we went onto meet the designer behind the Dowel Jones installation in the foyer of InDesign. We paused to admire some vintage signage and street art installations along the way and then dropped into book binders, Irwin & McLaren. Irwin & McLaren was a gold mine of interesting behind the scenes machinery! Lots of spots that little fingers definitely shouldn’t go…
Next up on our tour was a glass blowers showroom – filled with beautiful glassware. From there we explored the varied and rich street art – some being very old and others brand new. The story of how the Cremorne Gardens evolved and drew crowds of 10,000 visitors a night during the gold rush era was fascinating (a plot for a movie if ever I heard one!).
The streets of Cremorne are small and their footpaths narrow so we did find ourselves walking onto the road – another reason I would recommend this tour for older kids.
Tour groups are limited to 12 guests only, so it is an intimate group.
We also paid a visit to Pana Chocolate (and had some samples, yum!) as well as a gorgeous gallery, Sophie Gannon Gallery.
Finally, the goodie bag contains a commemorative Frank Green cup, which is valued at $30.
Culture Scouts has partnered with The Malt District, set to be a new urban precinct in Cremorne and home to the landmark silos and iconic Nylex Clock, to bring the walking tours to the area.