Culture & Heritage

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Hobsons Bay’s rich history is visible across the city.


Experience a slice of the first settlement in the seaside town of Williamstown with Victorian era pubs throughout Nelson Place, maritime museums and the Cannons in John Morley Reserve.


Originally known as Edom, Spotswood was established itself as a hub for manufacturing in the 1840s. Still standing today is the heritage-listed pumping station, located as part of Scienceworks.


On your journey through the past you’ll learn about The Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nation, the historical tie to the American civil war, the Government’s first train line in Australia, the wealthy citizens of The Strand and visit one of Victoria's earliest Botanic Gardens.