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TarraWarra Museum of Art is located in the beautiful Yarra Valley wine region, just one hour north-east of Melbourne.

Throughout each year it presents seasonally changing exhibitions within an award-winning building set in the rolling hills of the natural landscape.

Since opening in 2003, the Museum has become recognised as a cultural icon in the Yarra Valley, providing visitors with an enjoyable and inspiring experience which combines stunning architecture with the very best of modern and contemporary art. Over 70 temporary themed exhibitions have been presented at the Museum to date, covering a diverse range of stimulating and innovative Australian and international art in group and collection shows and single artist surveys, providing the opportunity to experience fresh contexts in which to view Australian art today.

TarraWarra captures the vision of the museum's founder's, philanthropists Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO, passionate collectors of Australian art from the 1950s to the present day, who have gifted both the building and its collection to the public. The collection features many significant Australian artists who were instrumental in the development of modern art in this country.

Committed to fostering a passionate engagement with art within a relaxing environment, the Museum is unmissable when planning your visit to the Yarra Valley. Children are always welcome and specially tailored children's activity sheets are available for each exhibition. The Museum provides disabled car parking and easy access to all galleries.

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Price & booking

Payment methods accepted
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Cancellation and booking policy

Payment on the day can be made to the museum by cash or card. Please note, TarraWarra do not accept AMEX cards. Group tours require a minimum of 10 guests per tour and bookings are to be made at least three business days in advance. Group bookings may require payment in advance. Please contact the museum for further information.

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Local directions:

Getting to the museum: By Car Most Direct Route: Eastern Freeway and Maroondah Highway. Driving time from city approx 1 hr. Melway reference 277 B2 Public Transport Rail to Lilydale Station (from City loop) Bus route 685 Lilydale to Healesville via Yarra Glen If you are coming by public transport, visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au to plan your journey.

  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
  • Art and craft
  • Lessons/tutorials
  • Shopping
  • Self guided
Opening hours:

Museum closed Mondays, except on public holidays. Please contact TarraWarra Museum of Art for more information.

  • Tuesday to Sunday
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Visitor Information Centre
The museum is wheelchair accessible and we allow carers free entry to the museum. Disabled car spaces and toilet facilities are also available at TarraWarra Museum of Art. Some events may not be accessible, therefore, please contact the museum for further details.