Donkey Wheel House
Purpose built for the Melbourne Tramway and Omnibus Company in 1891, Donkey Wheel House is a superb example of High Victorian Venetian Gothic architecture. The building’s flamboyant style is a reminder of the importance of Melbourne's early tramways system. Today the building is known as Donkey Wheel House, an organisation that assists community groups and innovators to expand and develop their ideas, find project funding and eventually become self-sufficient. Donkey Wheel provides a space for emerging innovators as tenants, and hosts workshops, events and dialogues on networking, project support and funding brokerage. Drop into the Kinfolk Cafe for a coffee, and hear about the development projects the cafe supports, and contact Donkey Wheel for information on booking the ground-floor meeting room and basement spaces as event venues. Donkey Wheel's mantra is 'think different, act different, make a different difference'.