Richmond was the birthplace of diva Melba and home to Squizzy Taylor. Named after Richmond Hill, London, this suburb’s eclectic mix of prosperous settlers’ estates, tiny workmen’s cottages, former factories and leafy Vaucluse makes for a fascinating walk through history with guide, Isabel Simpson.
This course, hosted by guide Isabel Simpson, is suitable for those with a specific interest in this part of Melbourne or a general interest in Melbourne's history, as well as walking for pleasure and fitness.
Isabel Simpson is a leading tour guide whose main focus is historical sites, as well as Art History. Isabel has provided fascinating tours for many leading Melbourne institutions including the CAE, National Gallery of Victoria, City museum, conservation groups as well as visitors to Melbourne, including cruise ships. Isabel is an avid researcher who delights in interpreting Melbourne’s past and present by combining history, architecture and people.
Isabel holds formal training qualifications and is a member of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia (VIC) & nationally accredited guide, Guiding Organisations Australia.
Meet At: Outside Richmond Townhall, 333 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121