Queen Victoria Market Tour Guide:
Ever since its inception in 1878, Queen Victoria Market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne, providing locals and tourists of all ages with a shopping extravaganza beyond anything one could have imagined. It has kept with the times while retaining its historical charm and has become an icon in itself with titles such as ‘The largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere’ and several tourism awards under its belt.
Spread across two city blocks, this inner city market offer shoppers of all ilk a delightful array of choices across all genres. Update your wardrobe with the latest fashionable clothing from charming boutiques and retail outlets; refurbish your home and office space with innovative Home & Furnishing products; and browse for unique gifts such as miniature porcelain collections, cottage crafts and clay creations. You can even enjoy the magic of shopping by moonlight to the tunes of live music at the Suzuki Night Market, held every Wednesday in the summer months.
You can also sign up for Queen Victoria Market Tours; the Market Insider Shopping Tour’ takes you behind the scenes and gives you the low-down of all that is on offer, the best deals, and the best places to find treasures and steals. Foodies will love the Foodies’ Dream Tour for an insight into the evolving food culture of the city and hints on picking fresh seasonal produce; generous samples of specialty foods and deli items and the best coffee in the city enhance the tour. History buffs will not wish to miss the Heritage & Cultural Tours that takes you through the site’s rich historical past.
Tuesday & Thursday 6 AM – 2 PM
Friday 6 AM – 5 PM (General Merchandise to 4pm)
Saturday 6 AM – 3 PM
Sunday 9 AM – 4 PM
Closed Mondays, Wednesdays & Public Holiday (During Summers, the Suzuki Night Market is held on Wednesdays).