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Salvation Army Heritage Centre

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69 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9653 3201
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Heritage of the Salvos, and historical film/slide presentations

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Salvation Army was active in making films, in the... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
nocatnow
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Melbourne, Australia
Thank God for the Salvos

The Salvation Army is dedicated to serving the least fortunate in our community. This excellent... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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This center tracks the Salvation Army's Australian origins, its role in various wars and its little-known, but significant, contributions to Australia's film industry. Tambourines, trumpets and other Army memorabilia are on display.
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69 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Salvation Army was active in making films, in the Limelight Studio on one of the higher floors of their premises in central Melbourne. Hundreds of films were made, including the mix of movie and magic lantern show,...More

1  Thank nocatnow
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The Salvation Army is dedicated to serving the least fortunate in our community. This excellent Museum shows the history of the Salvation Army in Australia. In theology, the Salvation Army is closest to John Wesley's Methodism. One day we might need the Salvos, who knows?...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Many people have a soft spot for Salvos, even if they never need their services. The Salvation Army has been in Australia since 1880, when it was founded under a gum-tree in Adelaide, South Australia. For a while in the early 1900s, the Salvos were...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 21 January 2016

A fabulous little museum hidden away on the fourth floor of 69 Bourke Street. The only indication it's there is a small sign in the lobby saying "Heritage Centre". Interesting memorabilia and who knew the Salvos were so important to the early Australian film industry?...More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This venue has three great attractions: Firstly, the historical collections (lots of uniforms, artifacts, memorabilia and a strong demonstrated history of helping Australians in their time of need). Secondly, the cinematography rooms which include exhibits pre-dating "The Story of the Kelly Gang" (officially the first...More

Thank LC1950
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Hidden on the 4th floor of a grand heritage listed building at the Parliament end of Bourke Street is this fascinating two part museum. Entry is free and it is open 9.30 to 3.30 daily, outside these hours you can ring a bell and the...More

Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This heritage centre deserves a much higher rating than Trip Advisor gives as it is an excellent place to visit and the Salvation Army 100 years ago were ahead of their time with film making, match making and tea. The careful way the exhibits are...More

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I like to visit from time to time charity shops where sometimes you can find clothing of high quality in excellent conditions for fantastic bargain!,,last weekend we visited the Salvation army charity shop in Melbourne runner by Jane Manuel; we were speechless for the immaculate...More

1  Thank Marco C
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Before 69 Bourke Street was renovated this museum was hidden in Westwool Place a lane way at the side of 69 Bourke Street, but now it is at 69 Bourke Street and Lindsay Cox has does a wonderful job with all the exhibits. It is...More

2  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 May 2014

The Salvation Army Heritage Centre is a free museum that does not get enough recognition and it is amazing the treasures that it has. It is on the third floor of 69 Bourke Street and the manager who runs it is a hive of information....More

3  Thank Peter M
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