Museums and art galleries

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

This is a wondrous place for young children to explore, play and learn.

Immigration Museum

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

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ArtVo

An interactive 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore.

The Johnston Collection

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

ACMI

Museum dedicated to the moving image through events, film screenings and exhibitions.

Arts House

Contemporary arts space presenting performance and interactive works.

Melbourne Museum

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

College of Surgeons' Museum

An exhibition of surgical objects and memorabilia.

Mary MacKillop Heritage Centre

A place of inspiration and vitality, that promotes the spirit and charism of Saint Mary MacKillop.

ARC ONE Gallery

A commercial gallery in Flinders Lane showing contemporary Australian art.

Gallerysmith

A contemporary art gallery on the city fringe with a focus on solo exhibitions.

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery

Curated contemporary art space in the iconic Nicholas Building.

Kings Artist-Run Initiative

Space for contemporary art practice and gallery showcasing experimental projects.

Neon Parc

Commercial art gallery exhibiting a diverse range of contemporary art throughout the year.

Hellenic Museum

Discover Greek art, history and culture, both ancient and contemporary.

Grainger Museum

An autobiographical museum of acclaimed musician and composer Percy Grainger.

West End Art Space

A contemporary art gallery with a focus on living artists that strive for excellence.

Mystik River Gallery

Specialising in the ancient art of Indian sculpting.

Outre Gallery

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

Mission to Seafarers

Melbourne's maritime history is on display in this heritage-listed building.

Aperture f/1.2_Shallow Inlet

A billboard-sized outdoor artwork by James Geurts on the Hero Apartment Building.

Anna Schwartz Gallery

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

Australian Music Vault

A celebration of Australian contemporary music – past, present and future.

Australian Sports Museum

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

Exhibitions

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

Tolarno Galleries

One of Australia’s most stimulating exhibitors of contemporary art and design.

NGV International

NGV International houses a whole world of international art.

Bridget McDonnell Gallery

A gallery exhibiting early and modern Australian art.

Koorie Heritage Trust

A centre dedicated to promoting Aboriginal culture, with an exhibition space and retail shop.

Exhibitions

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2 Sep - 4 Nov

Friday Night Social at Science Gallery

Enjoy live entertainment, activities, plus food and drink, at these monthly Friday night socials.

3 Sep - 29 Jan

Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition

Discover the biggest and best LEGO creations this interactive exhibition.

22 Jul - 29 Jan

Tyama: A Multisensory Experience of Nature

Discover senses beyond human perception, alongside the animals that use them.