Open House Melbourne, a much anticipated event on the Melbourne calendar will open on 26 July.

Open House Melbourne is a free event, providing access to the city's most significant buildings. This year’s edition of Open House Melbourne will cover over 100 buildings across Melbourne on 26 and 27 July from 10am to 4pm.

The annual Open House Melbourne weekend provides a free and rare opportunity to residents and visitors alike, to access and discover the significance of over 100 buildings in Melbourne from the perspective of building type, style and period. The event enables people to engage with their city in different ways, and helps visitors better understand the legacy of good design and its role in their future.

This year’s Open House Melbourne will have over 90 buildings with open access across the weekend where visitors can just turn up on the day. There are 13 buildings that require a ballot entry for a chance to view the building. The ballot closes Friday 18 July 2014.

The balloted buildings include: Bower House, Cairo Flats, Channel 9 Studios, Federation Square, Flinders Street Ballroom, Johnston Collection, Luna Park, Manchester Unity Building, Melbourne Central - Glass Cone Tour, National Gallery of Victoria, Supreme Court of Victoria, University of Melbourne - Newman College, and Victoria Barracks.