Crowds of curious history buffs lined up to discover the Salvation Army’s Limelight Attic Studio and museum last weekend (30–31 July).
The Salvos opened the 69 Bourke Street headquarters for tours of the studio and museum as part of the annual Open House Melbourne Weekend, which has been running since 2008 and, such is its growth in popularity, it is now one of the city’s most widely attended cultural events.
More than 500 Saturday visitors and 600+ Sunday visitors learned a little more about the Salvation Army and its God-driven mission, and its unique place in history as the Limelight Studios were where the Australian film industry started in the 1890s.
So that’s more than 1,100 people who waited up to an hour to gain entry and be educated and entertained by the Salvos.
Is it any wonder that the team was just a little tired at the close of business?