Sunday, 19 January 2014


The Abbotsford Convent is located in Abbotsford, Victoria, an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The Convent is in a bend of the Yarra River west of Yarra Bend Park, with the Collingwood Children's Farm to its north and east, the river and parklands to its south and housing to its west.

During the 19th and part of the 20th century the 6.8 hectare site was occupied by one of the largest convents in Victoria. Today the site and its buildings are used as an arts, educational and cultural hub, the grounds, historic buildings and gardens are occupied by and host artisans; community and cultural events and cultural institutions, a community classical music radio station (3MBS), a Steiner School (Sophia Mundi), live music performances, a gallery, theater, markets, bakery, bar, cafe and an organic pay-as-you-feel restaurant.

There are 11 buildings on the site; the Convent, Convent Annexe, St Euphrasia, Providence, Rosina, St Mary's, Mercator, Magdalen Laundries, Sacred Heart, Industrial School and St Anne's.

This post is part of the Scenic Weekends meme,
and also part of the inSPIREd Sunday meme.


  1. i really enjoy all the red details. what a gorgeous place. do they ever do tours? or at least allow you to see a bit? i know there is one in our area that they sale cheese & fruit cake ... we keep meaning to get there & have a visit. i bet it will be just lovely inside too. ( :

  2. Love the red paintwork around the windows!

  3. If I had not read where it was I'd say it was in the UK

  4. As is your habit, Nick, this is another fine and informative post!

  5. Golly - I posted a photograph from Abbotsford Convent a few days ago. Snap.


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