Beleura House & Garden, Mornington

#5 of 14 in Museums in Mornington Peninsula
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Beleura at Mornington, erected in 1863 for James Butchart, was bequeathed to the people of Victoria by Jack Morton Tallis as a place of historic and educational interest. Beleura and its land, acquired by Sir George Tallis (1869-1948) and Lady Tallis in 1916, and from 1950 the home of Jack Morton Tallis (1911-1996) is deemed of national significance. The gardens retain elements of an earlier pre-1900 garden. Commencing in 1952, Jack Morton Tallis overlaid his parents' garden with a romantic, idiosyncratic version of an Italian garden. The contents provenanced to members of the Tallis Family, are of major significance for the depth of their completeness and include furniture, fine and decorative art, soft furnishings, books, photographs, domestic goods, theatrical memorabilia, items of gentlemen's apparel and general household paraphernalia.

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  • This estate now managed by the National Trust is maintained in excellent order and is an intrinsic part of Melbourne history as well As the Mornington Peninsula. The first residence of Victoria’s...  more »
  • A great day starting with a 5 min shuttle bus ride to the 100 acre estate. The history of this home, garden, it's occupant's and visitors over the years since 1865 was wonderfully told by well...  more »
  • A totally delightful experience...put it on your list of must do's.
  • A hidden treasure which warrants a visit at any time of year. Superb house and garden tours which really bring the past to life.

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