Museums and art galleries

West Side Place Artcade

West Side Place Artcade is a public art collection celebrating the vibrancy of art and the city.

ArtVo

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

ACMI

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

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Arts House

Contemporary arts space presenting performance and interactive works.

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.

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

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

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.

Melbourne Museum

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

Kings Artist-Run Initiative

Space for contemporary art practice and gallery showcasing experimental projects.

Immigration Museum

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

Neon Parc

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

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.

Outre Gallery

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

Victorian Artists Society

Hosts exhibitions of national and international historic significance, art classes and workshops.

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.

NGV International

NGV International houses a whole world of international art.

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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.

Mailbox Art Space

A series of restored mailboxes exhibiting new and experimental art.

No Vacancy

Gallery with a focus on promoting and exhibiting emerging artists, designers and curators.

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Meat Market

A performing arts and events space in a heritage-listed building.

Exhibitions

10 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne Bike Show

Australia's only hybrid consumer and industry bicycle show.

10 Mar - 21 Aug

Queer

Queer shines a light on the NGV Collection to examine the queer stories that artworks can tell.

27 Apr - 29 Jun

Yoga at the LUME Melbourne

Join Happy Melon Studios for an immersive and multi-sensory yoga experience at THE LUME.

23 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

An ambitious exhibition of artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology.