We’re currently living through (what we can only hope is) a once-in-a-generation thing. And today the City of Melbourne has unveiled a new project that will help preserve this strange period in the city’s history – the Melbourne Digital Time Capsule.

The snapshot of our locked-down city includes images and footage that will soon be added to the City Collection for future generations to access online.

More than 20 Melbourne landmarks – plus rarely seen but culturally and historically significant locations that are usually off limits – have been immortalised in the digital time capsule. Go behind the scenes at the towering Hotel Windsor, the ominous Citipower Substation J, the art deco, Gothic-inspired Manchester Unity Building, city stalwart Spring Street Grocer, and urban beekeeping project Rooftop Honey.

You’ll also get an inside look at the brightly coloured Royal Children’s Hospital’s Me and UooUoo public art trail.

“This is about showing Melburnians that the things they love are still here and there’s always more to discover in our city,” City of Melbourne CEO Justin Hanney said in a statement.

“From new street art in our laneways, to iconic buildings like the MCG and the State Library Victoria, Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital and we’ll come back even stronger.”

Find highlights of the Melbourne Digital Time Capsule here before they’re added to the City Collection in the coming months.