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Abbotsford Convent
Location
Term 3, 2017

1-16 St Heliers Street,
Abbotsford, VIC 3067

9878 9341

The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) is a not-for-profit organisation that owns and operates the Abbotsford Convent on behalf of the public.

Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, its 11 historic buildings, gardens and car park are spread over 6.8 hectares in a sweeping bend in the Yarra River and are surrounded by the Collingwood Children’s Farm and Yarra Bend Park. With a focus on creativity, culture and learning the Convent is now home to over 100 artist studios and offices for small businesses, a radio station, four eateries, an open air cinema, food and craft markets, two galleries, an extensive program of events and venues for rehearsals, performances, classes, workshops and conferences.

 

Site Map can be found HERE.

 

How to reach Dorm One

Dorm One is on the 2nd Floor of the building directly in front of you as you enter from the St Hellier's Car Park.

To get there from the St Helliers' St Car Park, walk straight ahead past the building on your left (St Anne's) until you are facing the Rosina Function Space.

Turn left into The Sacred Heart Courtyard between St Anne's and The Ironing Room / Rosina Function Space.

Now turn right and walk down the courtyard and then turn right again between The Antique Bookstore and The Little Ironing Room.

Walk along the right hand verandah to the door at the far end.

Once inside you may use the stairs to your right or take the 2nd door and take the lift.

Noise carries easily in this beautiful old venue and we need to be mindful of our neighbours. Thanks for your help with this.

 

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How to reach the Yellow Room

(Due to our need for shoe and pram storage during class we are entering the Yellow Room through the court yard and the WEST entrance.)

From the St Helliers' St Car Park walk straight ahead past the first two buildings.

Turn left between the 2nd building (St Anne's) and the Function Room into The Sacred Heart Courtyard.

Turn Right and walk down the courtyard and then turn right again between The Antique Bookstore and The Ironing Room.

Walk along the right hand verandah and wait until your teacher opens the door to the hallway and entrance to invite you into the room.

Noise carries easily in this beautiful old venue and we need to be mindful of our neighbours. Thanks for your help with this.

If you are late please proceed directly to the Yellow Room which is inside on your left after the toilets.

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How to reach The Convent

Located a mere 4km from Melbourne’s CBD, there are many ways to get to the Abbotsford Convent. Bike and public transport are the best options in order to avoid Abbotsford traffic and street parking is limited and on busy days the car park fills quickly. We will try to keep you posted about events on at The Convent.

BIKE/WALK
The ride or walk to the Convent  use Capital City cycling and walking path which directly passes the site. The St Heliers Street turn-off is opposite the entrance to the Collingwood Children’s Farm.

TRAIN & WALK
(walking: 10 – 15 minutes) Catch a train to Victoria Park Station (South Morang & Hurstbridge lines) Note: some express services skip Victoria Park Station.

Walking directions from train station:
1. From Victoria Park Station walk towards Johnston Street
2. Turn left at Johnston Street (east, away from city)
3. Continue along Johnston Street (700 metres / 10 minutes)
4. Turn right onto Clarke Street (100 metres / 1 minute) – there is a bridge to get you across this busy road!
5. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres / 2 minutes)
6. Enter via Gate One (opposite the car park)

TRAIN & BUS
(bus: 3 –5 minutes, walking: 3 – 5 minutes)
Catch the train to Victoria Park Station (South Morang & Hurstbridge lines) Note: some express services skip Victoria Park Station.

Walking directions:
1. From Victoria Park Station walk towards Johnston Street
2. Turn right and walk 10 metres to bus stop Victoria Park Railway Station #270 Johnston Street (Abbotsford)
3. Catch bus 200 or 207
4. Get off at Clarke Street / Johnston Street (Abbotsford)
5. Continue along Johnston Street (50 metres / 1 minute)
6. Turn right onto Clarke Street (100 metres / 1 minute) – there is a bridge to get you across this busy road!
7. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres / 2 minutes)
8. Enter via Gate One (opposite the car park)

BUS
(walking time: 3 – 5 minutes)
There are two buses that regularly pass the Abbotsford Convent:
200 – City (Melbourne Central) – Bulleen
207 – City Doncaster – SC via Kew Junction

Walking directions from bus stop:
1. Get off at Clarke Street / Johnston Street (Abbotsford)
2. Walk along Johnston Street (50 metres / 1 minute)
3. Turn right onto Clarke Street (100 metres / 1 minute) – there is a bridge to get you across this busy road!
4. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres / 2 minutes)
5. Enter via Gate One (opposite the car park)

TRAM & WALK
(walking time: 20 – 25 minutes)
Catch tram 109, 12 or 48 to Victoria Street / Nicholson Street (Abbotsford)


Walking:
1. Head east on Victoria Street toward Nicholson Street, Abbotsford (14 metres / 1 minute)
2. Turn left onto Nicholson Street (950 metres / 12 minutes)
3. Turn right onto Abbotsford Street (400 metres / 6 minutes)
4. Turn right onto Clarke Street (60 metres / 1 minute)
5. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres / 2 minutes)
6. Enter via Gate One (opposite the car park)

Car:
The Abbotsford Convent is located at the end of St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. The easiest way to get there is to go via Johnston Street, turn onto Clarke Street, then turn left onto St Heliers Street.
MELWAYS: Ref 44 G5
Parking is available in the car park directly across from the Convent on St Heliers Street. The machines accept credit cards, notes and gold coins. Funds from the car park go towards the restoration and overall running of the Convent. Expect to pay about $4 for 1.5 hrs parking.

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Abbotsford Convent

Our classes are located on the traditional lands of The Kulin Nation

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