Bart Cummings statue on guided walking tour

Home of the Melbourne Cup since 1861, Flemington is one of Australia's most significant cultural and sporting venues. Flemington is a National Heritage listed site, and boasts the largest public rose garden in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Visitors can learn about the highlights and heroes from Flemington's history and tour the landmarks that have made the Melbourne Cup 'the race that stops a nation'.

  • The Flemington Heritage Centre: a multimedia experience including artefacts from the Club's archival collection that brings to life the history, drama, fashion and excitement of racing at Flemington. 
  • A guided walking tour: explore behind the scenes at Flemington Racecourse, and tour the jockey and stewards rooms, mounting yard and historical points of interest, such as where Phar Lap was stalled prior to his 1930 Melbourne Cup win.



  • We run a number of different tours to suit the interests, abilities and needs of your group.

    • Standard Tour: view the Flemington Heritage Centre 'racecourse of dreams' exhibition and take a guided walking tour of the grounds.
    • Educational Groups: we cater for primary, secondary and tertiary level subjects. Educational tours include activity sheets for primary groups, art and heritage, grounds and gardens, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and event management.
    • Social Groups: enjoy a tour around Flemington followed by a relaxing lunch at the Headquarters Tavern. The Heritage Centre will manage your bookings for both the tour and lunch.

    • Tour options

      We run a number of different tours to suit the interests, abilities and needs of your group.

      • Standard Tour: view the Flemington Heritage Centre 'racecourse of dreams' exhibition and take a guided walking tour of the grounds.
      • Educational Groups: we cater for primary, secondary and tertiary level subjects. Educational tours include activity sheets for primary groups, art and heritage, grounds and gardens, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and event management.
      • Social Groups: enjoy a tour around Flemington followed by a relaxing lunch at the Headquarters Tavern. The Heritage Centre will manage your bookings for both the tour and lunch.

    • Groups (over 10 people) & Concession: $12
    • Children (14 years and under): $8


    • Tickets

      • Groups (over 10 people) & Concession: $12
      • Children (14 years and under): $8


  • Open 7 days a week, 9am-late.

    For booking and enquiries, phone 03 9371 7123.

    • Lunch available at Headquarters Tavern

      Open 7 days a week, 9am-late.

      For booking and enquiries, phone 03 9371 7123.

  • Flemington Heritage Centre is open Wednesdays only by appointment.
  • Tours run for approximately 1 hour.

Flemington Heritage Centre is located behind the Phar Lap Statue, to the left of the first roundabout on Flemington Drive. Ample parking is available.

See Getting to Flemington for details on driving, parking and public transport to the venue.

Testimonials

“What a fascinating tour. Fascinating to see behind the scenes, thank you.” ~ Catherine Stock-Haanstra

“Got to be seen to be believed – wonderful.” ~ Tom & Geraldine Whittle, Waterford, Ireland

“A really great tour, the access to all the areas made this a special event, thank you.” ~ Tony & Noleen

“A little bit of magic given by a charming lady, thank you so much.” ~ John & Colleen Buchan, Auckland New Zealand

“Very informative, enjoyed every minute of the tour.” ~ Dunedin, New Zealand

For bookings and enquiries, phone the Flemington Heritage Centre on (03) 8378 0660 or email flemingtonheritage@vrc.net.au