Mornington Bus Trip - April 2015



On Friday 24th April, we enjoyed morning tea and lunch at beautiful
Beleura House & Garden
, and tours through the house and garden.
Later, we travelled to Tooradin for afternoon tea.

The entrance to Beleura House

Over morning tea, Anthony Knight introduced us to the history of Beleura

Our guide for the garden tour

House of Hansel & Gretel

Did you guess this is a dovecote?

Beleura The Tallis Family Summer House for many decades and from 1950 John Tallis' home, it houses an amazing collection of items.  When John Tallis died in 1996 he left his house Beleura at Mornington to the people of Victoria, requesting it become a house museum.

In November 2004 his dream was realised and Beleura is now open to the public in the way he wished, by appointment and with visitors being welcomed as guests.  Guided tours are available for individuals and groups on selected days throughout the year.

Visitor information, history and some photos of the interior of the house
may be found at

 The view as you depart Beleura

Thanks to Zandra for the photos on this page