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Art & culture

Absorb some artistic flair amid the heritage ambience and creative dynamism in towns and villages all along the Mornington Peninsula.

Get a feel for the cultural energy created by the peninsula's splendour of sea, sky and diverse landscapes. Take in artistic and cultural experiences ranging from stunning fine art and heritage preservations to engaging community events celebrating an illustrious past and present.

Art in galleries and the outdoor inspiration

Track the works of iconic artists including McCubbin, Streeton, von Guerard and Roberts plus other renowned painters, sculptors, photographers and craftspeople at the region's major galleries. Follow in their footsteps on a stroll along some of the region's artist trails and discover the scenery that inspired their famed artworks. Delve deeper and browse collections in private galleries and be welcomed into the intimate world of artisan studios.

Museums of the famous and infamous

See where the European settlers first camped near Sorrento back in 1803 and learn about the famous and infamous residents that followed. Delve into early pioneer life at McCrae Homestead and Museum, which also displays works by artist, musician and diarist Georgiana McCrae.

Get a glimpse of old Europe on a wander through the collection of Napoleonic memorabilia at the 1840s Briars Historic Homestead.

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Art galleries & museums

Art & culture

Art galleries

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Explore the extensive collection of works on paper and delve into the diverse program of exhibitions, workshops, talks and children's activities.

Art galleries

Oak Hill Community Gallery

Oak Hill Community Arts Co-operative is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers under the direction of a Board of Directors, and operates Oak...

Maritime history

Museum of HMAS Cerberus

The Museum of HMAS Cerberus is located within Flinders Naval Depot. Flinders Naval Depot was established on the 1st September 1920 and commissioned...

Architecture & design

McCrae Homestead and Museum

McCrae Homestead and Museum is located down the Mornington Peninsula in the coastal suburb of McCrae. The McCrae Homestead, built in 1844 by Andrew...

Art galleries

Gordon Studio Glassblowers

Take a detour at Red Hill to Gordon Studio Glassblowers. Stroll through the beautiful gallery and see the artworks being hand-blown in the workshop.

Art galleries

Baluk Arts

Baluk Arts is a collective of Aboriginal artists local to the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston and South east Melbourne. Artworks are all locally...

Art galleries

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery

Meander through 16 hectares of bush and landscaped gardens and see works by major artists, from Norma Redpath and Anthony Pryor to Geoffrey Bartlett.

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Things to do

Spa and wellbeing

Restore balance to your life with Mornington Peninsula's sea air, serene gardens, luxurious day spas and Victoria's only natural geothermal springs.

Things to do

History and heritage

Unlock the peninsula's historic discoveries from earliest Aboriginal times to the evocative era of European adventurers, mariners and pastoralists.

Food and wine

Restaurants

Enjoy unforgettable meals accompanied by signature wines on the peninsula and see what the star chefs create from the fresh regional produce.

Food & wine

Mornington Peninsula wine region

Sample your way around Peninsula's boutique cellar doors for the region's renowned pinot noir, plus chardonnay, shiraz, pinot gris and pinot grigio.