Beleura will reopen to visitors in 2021

Beleura congratulates all Victorians and Melbourne residents for their hard-won success in reducing the spread of the coronavirus in the community.

Whilst the Victorian Government will shortly be lifting some restrictions on museum visitation Beleura will remain closed to visitors until early 2021.

Beleura is completing work on a new visitor and archive facility which includes a Library, Exhibition space, Gallery and Archive Centre to house and display Beleura's valuable collections.

We can email you when we are open to taking bookings or if you would like us to send you updates.

Please email for more information.

Let me tell you a little about Beleura, a theatre of the past…

Beleura was built on the Mornington Peninsula in 1863 by Scottish immigrant James Butchart. Its final owner was the composer John Tallis who bequeathed Beleura to the people of Victoria as a memorial to his late father, Sir George Tallis, the well-known theatre entrepreneur and head of J.C. Williamson Ltd.

Today Beleura House & Garden is a place where people are welcomed, where talented young musicians are encouraged and where vignettes of the past offer an insight into the lives of previous generations. The house and its splendid grounds, interiors and archival material reflect the life and legacy of the Tallis family. A small collection of work by ceramic artist, Klytie Pate was part of this legacy and has since expanded to become the Klytie Pate Treasury. An Automobile Museum opened in 2018 and a programme of highly-regarded recitals, guided tours and cultural events is available to view here

House & Garden Tours

A tour of Beleura is a truly nostalgic journey into a vanished world, led by accomplished guides who have a deep knowledge and enthusiasm for this remarkable House & Garden. 

Tours take place by arrangement each week with transfers from the Mornington Golf Club. Bookings are essential.

Beleura House & Garden
PO Box 1198
Mornington Victoria 3931

(03) 5975 2027

Monday - Friday
9am - 4pm

Beleura House & Garden is an associated property with the National Trust