We spent the day exploring some great Open House buildings and have some advice if you are heading in for day two tomorrow.
-Hit the website or grab a guide book and plan your day.
-Self guided buildings are a better option with kids because you avoid lines, which can be lengthy. If you do want to go to a building with tours get there early (everything kicks off at 10.00am).
-The AGL building (right beside southern cross station) has tours but you can just have a look around their entrance hall which has great views over southern cross station's roof.
-Mission to Seafarers is self guided and has a sausage sizzle if you are looking for an easy lunch.
-NGV Australia is running a special event at 11am at their new exhibition on children's book illustrations. Graeme Base will be speaking about Animalia. Tickets available on the NGV website.
-Open House Melbourne are active on both Facebook and Instagram and publish updates regularly on buildings with lines.
-Give the kids a camera or old camera phone, it really gets them involved.
-Circus Oz was only open for one day. If you show up today you better be able to juggle.
So, charge the camera, pack some snacks and check out www.openhousemelbourne.org