Burnham Beeches is located at 1 Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, approximately 50 minutes from the CBD in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. The Burnham Beeches Estate is also home to the stunning and highly regarded Alfred Nicholas Gardens, which are known for their picturesque waterfalls, water features and its iconic ornamental lake and boathouse. Entry is accessed from Sherbrooke Road or whilst the gate is open between the estate and building only. Please also note, The Piggery have also extended hours during the course of the exhibition.
The surrounding area also has beautiful, quaint towns to visit. For more information on the area, and to plan ahead, visit:
Train via the Belgrave line to Belgrave + Bus 694 (Mt Dandenong) to Nobles Lane - a short distance from the venue, and a lovely 6min walk along a path past Alfred Nicholas Gardens, amongst the Sherbrooke Forest. Please note Bus 694 does not run up the hill on Sunday's.
For more information on public transport and schedules, please refer to PTV Journey Planner.
Visit Dandenong Ranges are offering a shuttle service (limited seating) from Belgrave and Sassafras return on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday's. Please click here for more information or contact Yarra Valley A to B.
Due to limited parking on the site, if you prefer to drive, we strongly encourage car-pooling, which also keeps nature happy. Please see notes about parking below.
Follow M1 State Route 22, to Mt Dandenong Tourist Road/C415 to Sherbrooke Rd in Ferny Creek
From the north of CBD: Follow the Eastern Fwy/M3 to Burwood Hwy/State Route 26 to Mt Dandenong Tourist Road/C415 to Sherbrooke Rd.
Alternatively, please refer to Google Maps to map your journey.
Dedicated event parking is available onsite. Please follow the signs as you are directed at entry to ensure you are parking in the nominated area for your session. As onsite parking is limited, particularly on weekends, please car-pool where possible.
Access + Restrictions
Tickets must be pre-purchased. Tickets are not available at the door.
Please note that due to the heritage of the building, disabled access to some areas of the building is not possible. There is a VR experience which assists viewing inaccessible areas.
Children under 3 are welcome to attend at no charge, however due to the nature of the building, pram parking is available at the entry. Please note all children need to be closely supervised, or held for example in a baby bjorn, as the entire building, and its contents are an exhibition. This ensure the safety of all visitors, and preservation of the exhibition itself.
Whilst we appreciate photography, the exhibition is not a backdrop for promotional or commercial photography, alas photography is allowed for non-commercial use only. All tripods are to remain in the cloakroom.
All backpacks are to remain in the cloakroom.
Please note that no dogs are allowed in the building.
To ensure the best possible experience when visiting the exhibition, sessions allow a visit for approximately 80 people at any one time, for up to 90 minutes. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled session start time. After experiencing the exhibition, guests are invited to visit the Gallery space and explore the grounds.
Sessions are held at the following times:
Please note that all sessions are now sold out.
Sunday to Wednesday (excluding Tuesday's)
9.00 | 10.30 | 12.00 | 13.30 | 15.00 | 16.30
Thursday to Saturday
9.00 | 10.30 | 12.00 | 13.30 | 15.00 | 16.30 | 17.30 | 18.30
There are two areas of the mansion. The installation exhibition space and the VR room and gallery.
The average dwell time within the installation space is approximately 45mins and the gallery section, 20 - 45mins.
During the Thursday to Saturday evening sessions of 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm a bar will be open in the gallery space supported by Vue Group and local producers, Four Pillars Gin, Innocent Bystander and Hargreaves Hill.
Please note, photo ID will be required on purchase.
Making a weekend of it? We recommend Valley Ranges Getaways who have been incredibly helpful for us during our time here via valleyrangesgetaways.com.au alternatively, see visitdandenongranges.com.au or AirBnB.
Please also note that we are operating a cashless system within the exhibition. There is no ATM onsite, however card facilities are available.
Refunds + RESALE
Tickets are non-refundable. Please see Eventbrite Terms and Conditions.
If you can no longer attend the session you have bought tickets for and wish to sell your ticket, we have teamed up with Tixel as our resale partner to ensure everyone is protected. If you would like to attend a session that has sold out, keep an eye on Tixel for re-sales. Alternatively, please join the Empire Facebook Event where people may post links to their Tixel tickets.
**Tixel is the only place you can safely and securely trade tickets.**
To avoid fraudulent behaviour and scalpers, please do not buy tickets from people who aren't selling on Tixel.
Depending on when you're visiting EMPIRE, there are also a number of other events on around the area. Here are a few you may be interested in:
5 - 17 March | Heide Museum of Modern Art: Gorman: Ten Years of Collaborating
6 March - 22 April | TarraWarra Museum of Art
8 March | Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Yarra Valley + Dandenong Ranges
15 March | Sky High Regional Worlds Longest Lunch Mt Dandenong
20 March | Vue Group present Art + Dine at the Piggery with Exclusive Tour
30 - 31 March | TarraWarra Museum of Art’s Open Weekend
30 - 31 March | Makers Trail
6 - 28 April | Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers