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Museums

Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to both the most well-known as well as the quirkiest local stories.

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Old Treasury Building

The Old Treasury is regarded as one of the finest public buildings in Australia. Completed in 1862, it was the major government office in Melbourne...

Architecture & design

Villa Alba Museum

Villa Alba Museum is an 1880 Italianate mansion in Kew adjacent to Studley Park. It is lavishly decorated with painted ceilings and walls with trompe...

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Chinese Museum

A living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown, the Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese Immigration to Australia....

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Australian National Aviation Museum

How about a visit to the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin Airport; with one of the most important collections of aircraft and engines...

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Grainger Museum

The Grainger Museum is the only purpose-built autobiographical museum in Australia. Its fascinating collection contains not only objects directly...

History & heritage

Old Melbourne Gaol

Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.

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Islamic Museum of Australia

The Islamic Museum of Australia shares the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia and abroad through the display...

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National Sports Museum

Become part of Australia's sporting history through thousands of sporting artifacts and multimedia displays at the home of Australian sport, the MCG.

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The Melbourne Athenaeum Library

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library has a large collection of classic and current fiction titles plus non-fiction genres such as travel and history.

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Immigration Museum

Explore the real-life stories of people who have migrated to Victoria from all over the world, through moving images, voices, memories and memorabilia.

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Fire Services Museum of Victoria

The Fire Services Museum of Victoria is an organisation dedicated to the preservation and showcasing of fire-fighting memorabilia from Victoria,...

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Jewish Holocaust Centre

The Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) offers the unique experience of hearing eyewitness accounts from Holocaust survivors who volunteer as guides in the...

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Make your way around Melbourne's 100-plus galleries, ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial spaces and artist cooperatives.