Walks of Art has created a self-guided walking art tour along Swanston Street, focuses on art in galleries, on the street and in public places in Melbourne. Purchase the e-guide via their website, then download to your smart phone, kindle or iPad. Then use the e-guide when needed.
Swanston Street is referred to as 'Melbourne's iconic spine'. Contemporary architecture and street art co-exist beside 19th century 'old-school' bronze statues and buildings, permanent reminders of Melbourne's early British settlement. You can engage with Aboriginal art in the Australian collection at the National Gallery of Victoria's Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square.
This self-guided tour begins at the northern end of Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne's Ian Potter Museum of Art. Heading south, you will eventually reach the Yarra River where Swanston Street becomes St Kilda Road across Princes Bridge. The tour finishes at the National Gallery of Victoria, which houses a range of international art dating from antiquity through to the 21st century.
The tour includes many works of art with detailed descriptions, a map of the route, opening and closing times, photos, and one inexpensive eatery along the way.
Suitable for art-lovers who are confined to a wheelchair.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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One-off purchase price for downloading this self-paced art tour to your smartphone, kindle or iPad. To purchase and download, go to the website and click on the e-pub link or buy on Amazon, Kobo and iTunes.
Payment methods accepted
Tour starting location
Ian Potter Museum of Art
State Library of Victoria
Burke & Wills Memorial
St Paul's Cathedral
National Gallery of Victoria (Ian Potter Centre)
National Gallery of Victoria
The self-guided tour is wheel-chair friendly
The Walks of Art series of self-guided art tours spotlight urban pockets of Melbourne and Europe with a focus on art in galleries, on the streets and in public places. As the tours are self-paced, you can determine for yourself how long you spend at each stop. Sometimes looking at a facade is all that is required, or a lengthier time may be spent at a gallery or church. It is all up to you!
Most of the galleries and museums of art on the tours are chosen because they either do not charge admission fees (except for temporary exhibitions), or if they do, the fee is deemed reasonable.
Each walk includes many works of art with detailed descriptions, a map of the route, opening and closing times, photos and at least one inexpensive eatery along the way that is a favourite of Walks of Art.
Traditional travel guide books are expensive, adding bulk and weight to travel bags. They can also be out-of-date very quickly. Walks of Art are distributed as e-guides to smartphones, iPads and Kindles-easy to buy and eco-friendly!
Walks of Art keeps a vigilant eye on any changes to opening hours, new installations, closures and removals of works of art. This means that information can be updated with the click of a button. To purchase and download, go to the website and click on the e-pub link or buy on Amazon, Kobo and iTunes.
Walks of Art is mindful of those art-lovers who are confined to a wheelchair and considers the ease of wheelchair access along the route.