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Open House 2017

Jack’s Magazine Site Map

Saturday 29 July is your chance to see inside Jack’s Magazine.

Working Heritage is opening the site – usually closed to the public to the public – as part of the Open House Melbourne weekend in 2017. Visitors will be invited inside to explore its buildings, tramways, tunnels and unusual earth mounds.

Melbourne Open House invites people to explore outstanding houses, buildings, infrastructure and landscapes that illustrate our rich history, reflect how we live and work, and offer insights into our future city.

Guided tours

Jack’s Magazine is now open for regular guided tours. Tours are led by an experienced guide and cover the whole site over 90 minutes.

Learn about the magazine’s connections to the colony of Victoria, world wars and the local area’s industrial past. It is perfect for those intrigued by the area’s industrial past and Melbourne’s hidden places.



Jack’s Magazine Site Map

Jack’s Magazine is located on the western side of the scenic Maribyrnong River, adjacent to the Edgewater Estate.

The site is surrounded by parkland with Pipemakers Park only a short walk to the north and Frog’s Hollow Wetlands immediately to the east. Jack’s Magazine is easily accessible to pedestrians and cyclists via the Maribyrnong River Bike and Walking Trail. There is a paved and landscaped carpark accessed from Magazine Way to the south of the site. The Route 82 tram from Footscray train station runs along Gordon Street to the west. Jack’s Magazine is a 7 minute walk from the nearest tram stop.

Close by is Highpoint Shopping Centre, the local Edgewater shops along Edgewater Boulevard and various community services including the Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre.