The heritage-listed Mission to Seafarers building (c.1917) on Flinders Street in Docklands serves a special place in the life and community of those who live and work at sea.
Australia relies on shipping and seafarers to connect to the world and to bring goods to our homes for the economy to thrive, and for the health of our island nation. The dedicated team of staff and volunteers provide comfort, a friendly face and a sense of community to the thousands of seafarers who visit the Port of Melbourne annually.
The recently renovated building is architecturally significant and is considered a fine urban example of a merging of the ‘Arts and Crafts’ and ‘Spanish Mission Revival’ architectural styles in Melbourne.
Open to the public from 12 noon every day of the year, visitors are invited to explore this unique treasure in the heart of Melbourne. Take a self-guided tour through the building’s collection of stories of Melbourne’s maritime history; explore the Norla Dome; learn the history of the Chapel; peak inside long-lost nooks; and discover the hidden garden and courtyard.
The enchanting design offers a unique venue for functions and events of all styles and sizes; with full bar facilities, a commercial kitchen, and all within a short stroll from the CBD and easily accessible by public transport.
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