Museums and galleries

Melbourne Museum

Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.

Magnet Galleries Melbourne

Magnet is a not-for-profit photography gallery celebrating the best of Australian photography.

RMIT Gallery

Exhibiting Australian and international design, architecture and technology.

Museo Italiano

Melbourne's Italian migrant heritage and culture is on display at this museum.

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

The world’s first major gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art.

Arts House

Contemporary arts space presenting performance and interactive works.

Red Desert Dreamings Gallery

Specialising in Aboriginal art from the red desert area of central Australia.

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery

Showcasing a committed group of contemporary artists in a welcoming and airy environment.

The Fox Darkroom & Gallery

Gallery showcasing photography through regular exhibitions and workshops.

Medical History Museum

A free museum focusing on medicine's contribution to scientific discovery and community wellbeing.

Italian Institute of Culture

Promoting Italian language and culture, the IIC hosts a rich program of talks and events.

CAVES

A space for underground, independent art from Australia and beyond.

West End Art Space

A contemporary art gallery with a focus on abstract art.

Exhibitions

See exhibitions on art, history and design at one of Melbourne's many galleries and museums.

NGV International

NGV International houses a whole world of international art.

Australian Sports Museum

Housing Australia’s largest sporting collection, including interactive zones and memorabilia.

Anna Schwartz Gallery

The gallery represents over 30 established and emerging artists on individual projects.

Outre Gallery

Alternative art gallery specialising in lowbrow, pop surrealism and underground art.

Grainger Museum

An autobiographical museum of acclaimed musician and composer Percy Grainger.

City Gallery

City Gallery presents free exhibitions from City of Melbourne’s art and heritage collection.

Harvey Galleries Presents the Art of Dr Seuss

The Dr Seuss Gallery is located in the historic Block Arcade.

ReadingRoom Melbourne

A hybrid exhibition space and library, located in the historic Nicholas Building.

BLINDSIDE Gallery

An independent contemporary art gallery located in the historic Nicholas Building.

fortyfivedownstairs

A not-for-profit arts space with two galleries and a theatre.

Original and Authentic Aboriginal Art

Fine Aboriginal art from the Central Western Desert, the Kimberley and Arnhemland.

Bunjilaka

Celebrating the history, culture, achievements, and survival of Victoria's Aboriginal people.

The Johnston Collection

House-museum showing fine and decorative arts from the Georgian, Regency and Louis XV periods.

Tolarno Galleries

Commercial art gallery with a reputation for supporting fresh talent.

Immigration Museum

An exploration of the stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia.

Kings Artist-Run Initiative

Space for contemporary art practice and gallery showcasing experimental projects.

Exhibitions

4 Feb - 7 Feb

Melbourne Art Fair

Melbourne Art Fair presents iconic and new work from the region’s most respected galleries.

28 Aug

NGV Friday Night In: Bertie

Spend Friday Night in with sets by Melbourne-based DJs broadcast from NGV to your lounge room.

3 Nov - 6 Nov

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event, showcasing Melbourne's coffee talent.

27 Nov - 29 Nov

Melbourne Dog Lovers Show

The Dog Lovers Show returns to Melbourne this November at the Royal Exhibition Building.