Remembering Cole's Book Arcade

TOUR

Where

Starts at 234 Collins St and finishes at:
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

The tour is inspired by the 'Spring Rainbow' Installation at 234 Collins St celebrating Cole’s vision of harmony and diversity, and the delights of spring time in Melbourne.

Turn your mind back to a time when gold fever was spreading like wildfire, and Melbourne was the world’s richest city. Standing right here in 1883, you were at the epicentre of a global mining boom. E.W Cole's influence on the landscape looms large even today. His message of hope, peace and equality that should be written into our hearts forever. Take a breath, lend us your ears, and follow our curated historic trail to remind you of the magic that was, and still is, Cole’s Rainbow.

Meet us at 234 Collins St and finish the tour at Melbourne Museum, in a re-imagined corner of Cole’s Book Arcade.

Original artwork depicting the entrance to the Cole's Book Arcade, Melbourne.
Original artwork depicting the entrance to the Cole's Book Arcade, Melbourne.
Source: Armstrong Collection
Photo: Artist unknown
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