Tours and Activities


 

 

Themed Tours


We currently have scheduled the following themed tours for 2018:


  • Sunday, 19th August at 2:00 pm
    • Murder, Mayhem & Mishaps! 
    • Not all of Kew Cemetery's residents were successful bankers and lawyers.  Some had - shall we say - a colourful past; like the odd serial killer.  Tall tales, but true.  
  • Sunday, 9th September at 2:00 pm
    • Good Sports! 
    • Many people will tell you that Melbourne is the sporting capital of the world and who would disagree.  There are many sporting legends buried in our cemetery.  In September we certainly remember the Sherrin family and their footballs, but there are other wonderful stories to share.  Your grandchildren might like this tour too.

Cost:  $10.00 - members free

Tours will leave from the cemetery gates at the cnr High Street and Parkhill Road, Kew at the time designated.  Expected duration for our tours is around two hours.  We recommend wearing good walking shoes.


Please note that spaces are limited and bookings are essential.  For further details call Elaine on 0438 120 846 and leave a message or email info@fobkc.org .





Private Group Tours


Subject to availability we conduct weekday (or weekend) tours for community groups.  We can tailor a tour to suit or choose from of our list:
  • Best of the Best - a cross-section of some of the more high-profile monuments and memorials
  • Ned Kelly 
  • Retail Therapy - household names
  • Explosive Characters
  • Murder, Mayhem & Mishaps
  • Untimely Ends
  • Crime & Punishment - lawmakers and lawbreakers
  • Ripping Yarns - some of the best stories
  • Ladies in Residence - showcases the wonderful women of Melbourne's past
  • Our Military Heritage  

If you are interested in organising one of these tours for your group, please contact us on info@fobkc.org.