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Lantern Ghost Tours - Ghosts of the Old City Williamstown

Friday and Saturdays 8.30pm to 10.30pm

Explore King William's Town, the original capital of Victoria, by lamp light. Steeped with history, apparitions, alleyways and lager it was once a thriving town full of colourful ladies, drunken sailors and convicts. Visit abandoned morgues, forgotten burial grounds and hidden laneways in Victoria's most historic seaport. Visit Victoria's oldest morgue and Australia's Timeball Tower. Meet at Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Nelson Place, Williamstown. For more information and bookings contact 1300390119 or visit http://www.lanternghosttours.com


Here and There Bird Exhibition - A journey with birds living on the edge.

1 to 6 September

Here and There is an exhibition by local artist Rob Mancini reflecting on the fascinating birds that rely on fragile coastal and wetland habitats.  The works draw on contemporary urban culture and imagery presented as paintings, drawings, collage and mixed media pieces.  The Joel Gallery, 5 Sargood Street, Altona.  For more information visit www.ljac.com.au


Winning Sky Photos 2017 - The David Malin Awards 

1-30 September, 10 am to 4pm

Twenty three spectacular award-winning photographs of the night sky will be on display at Scienceworks until the end of September as part of the national touring exhibition Winning Sky Photos 2017:The David Malin Awards.  Scienceworks Museum, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood. For more information visit www.museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks


Above and Beyond - the Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition

Exhibition open till 7 October

Design and fly your own aeroplane, pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane, and ride an elevator to the edge of space.  Presented by Boeing, Above and Beyond is an interactive experience celebrating amazing advances in aviation, and inspiring children and young adults to imagine the future of aerospace technology.  Scienceworks Museum, 2 Booker street, Spotswood.  For more information visit www.museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks


Cherry Lake Market                                                                                                 

2nd September

Held beside Cherry Lake, Millers Road, Altona.  For further information contact Lions Club of Altona Inc. Rick 9398 3946 or Ken 9749 3408


Free Heritage Walking Tours

4th September to 30th November

Step Back in time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free 1 hour guided heritage walking tours.  Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown.  Walks take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11.45 am.  For further information, call 9932 4310 or visit http://www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au/


Timber and Working with Wood Show


7 to 9 September, 10 am to 4 pm

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown


The Timber & Working With Wood Show is Australia's premier event for the woodworking.  From the weekend hobbyist and home DIY'er through to the most experienced enthusiasts, see the best in the industry share their expertise, have fun trying new techniques and tools, and experience some of the worlds finest timbers.  For more information visit http://www.timberandworkingwithwoodshow.com.au 



Spring Art & Artisan Exhibition - Presented by Hobsons Bay Arts Society


7 to 20 September


The Spring Art and Artisan Exhibition is a celebration of visual art created by our members in a diverse range of mediums, forms and styles.  The Joel Gallery, 5 Sargood Street, Altona.  For more information visit www.hobsonsbayartssociety.org.au



Indigenous Literacy Project Book Sale


Saturday 8 September, 6pm to 10.30 pm


Grab yourself a good read at this local book sale.  Together with Friends of Williamstown and Newport Libraries, all proceeds will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation which supports literacy projects in remote Indigenous communities.  Williamstown Library, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown.  For more information visit www.libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au



Farmers Market                                                                                                         

9th  September

Held in Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am - 1pm. http://www.rfm.net.au/


Melbourne Tourism Week

10 to 16 September

During Tourism Week we encourage you to discover and experience all that Hobsons Bay has to offer.  Call into Hobsons Bay Visitor Information centre to find out more about your local area.  For more information visit http://www.hobsonsbay.com.au/ or call 9932 4310.


Craft Market                                                                                                             

16th September

Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am - 4pm. http://www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au/ 


Spring Into Life


17 to 30 September 


Escape the lull of winter with Hobsons Bay City Council's annual Spring into Life Program, offering free or low cost health and well being activities across the city.  There's something for everyone, including zumba classes, swing dancing, healthy kids' cooking class, pilates and men's active classes.  Full program available on our website visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au



Arts at Your Door Step - Hell Ship


Thursday 20 September, 7.30 pm


Dont Miss Hell Ship featuring Michael Veitch.  In 1952, the emigrant ship Ticonderoga limped into Port Melbourne after a nightmare voyage from England in which nearly 200 of her passengers had died of typhus.  Her saga of tragedy, loss and heroism gripped the people of the young nation like nothing before.  This though, is just the beginning of the story.  Michael Veitch takes us on one-man's journey through one of Victoria's most horrific maritime events.  Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown.  For more information and to book tickets visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au or phone 9932 4074. 


Farmers Market                                                                                                         

23rd September

Held in the John Morley Reserve, The Strand, Williamstown from 9am - 1pm. http://www.rfm.net.au/


Wednesday 26 September, 2pm and 6 pm

The Listies present their best-smelling book Ickypedia: A dictionary of disgusting new words.  They mix clowning, slapstick and improvised chaos stitiched together with a bucket load of theatrical invention that everyone will enjoy! Be prepared to laugh out loud till it hurts!. Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown.  For more information and bookings visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au or call 9932 4074









For feedback and comments please contact the Tourism Officer at Hobsons Bay City Council on (03) 9932 1000 email visitorinformation@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au