The Queen Victoria Market plays a vital part of Melbourne’s multicultural history and present-day life.
Located in the heart of the city, it is a place where people from all walks of life gather to experience Melbourne’s fresh food culture, explore the aisles of specialty items, meet friends and enjoy the welcoming community. Most importantly, it is a place where locals come to meet friends and do their day-to-day shopping.
By visiting the Market, students can witness our dynamic and varied society, which spans locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Young people are our future and the Market welcomes all students.
The Market offers a number of Educational Tours, including:
Market Discovery Tour
Discover Melbourne’s favourite market with a fun and educational guided tour. On this 60-minute guided tour, students will explore the vast array of fresh produce whilst discovering Melbourne’s multicultural history and enjoying the hustle and bustle of the Market. Students will have fun meeting our vibrant traders and hearing their stories whilst our friendly guides explain seasonality, provenance and the importance of fresh, healthy food.
- 60-minute guided walking tour
- Gelato or Hot Jam Doughnut
When: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings
Cost: $15 per student
Numbers: To ensure a pleasant and safe tour, we allocate one tour guide per 10 students and we ask that all groups are accompanied by a teacher or carer. The maximum number of students we can currently accommodate is approximately 40 per session.
Bookings: For enquiries, please contact our Tours Program Coordinator, Bettina, via email or 0437 190 249.
Self-guided Heritage Trail
In its 140 years, Queen Victoria Market has had a colourful and sometimes controversial history. During that time, the site has been a cemetery, a livestock market and a wholesale fruit and vegetable market. Each of these operations has its own history. Students can explore the historic landmarks and architectural features at their own pace when they take our Self-guided Heritage Trail which can be found here.