Museums and art galleries
Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.
Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
The world’s first major gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art.
NGV International houses a whole world of international art.
Museum dedicated to the moving image through events, film screenings and exhibitions.
An exploration of the stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia.
Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum
This is a wondrous place for young children to explore, play and learn.
Museum of Chinese Australian History
Museum preserving and displaying the history of Chinese immigration.
Australian Sports Museum
The Australian Sports Museum proudly features the largest sporting collection in the country.
Australian Music Vault
A celebration of Australian contemporary music – past, present and future.
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
An art gallery presenting challenging and innovative contemporary work.
City Gallery presents free exhibitions from City of Melbourne’s art and heritage collection.
The Johnston Collection
House-museum showing fine and decorative arts from the Georgian, Regency and Louis XV periods.
La Trobe's Cottage
Original home of Victoria's first governor Charles Joseph La Trobe from 1839 to 1854.
Discover Greek art, history and culture, both ancient and contemporary.
Mystik River Gallery
Specialising in the ancient art of Indian sculpting.
Fire Services Museum of Victoria
Australia's largest collection of fire-fighting memorabilia.
Fox Classic Car Collection
See some of the most iconic cars in the world.
An autobiographical museum of acclaimed musician and composer Percy Grainger.
Medical History Museum
A free museum focusing on medicine's contribution to scientific discovery and community wellbeing.
College of Surgeons Museum
An exhibition of surgical objects and memorabilia.
Exhibiting Australian and international visual art and design.
An art gallery, music venue and bar in the heart of Chinatown.
Awen Company Store Gallery
A Peruvian streetwear store gallery.
Showcasing original and contemporary art and hosting private and public events.
The Watch Gallery
Specialist dealer in pre-owned, modern and collectable Swiss watches.
A contemporary art gallery on the city fringe with a focus on solo exhibitions.
First Site Gallery
RMIT gallery presenting student exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Gray Reid Gallery
A retailer of vintage, estate, bespoke and contemporary Australian jewellery.
Anna Schwartz Gallery
The gallery represents over 30 established and emerging artists on individual projects.
ARC ONE Gallery
A commercial gallery in Flinders Lane showing contemporary Australian art.
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
Contemporary art space presenting new works by Australian and international artists.
Flinders Lane Gallery
Exhibiting collectable artworks and featuring solo exhibitions every three weeks.
Alternative art gallery specialising in lowbrow, pop surrealism and underground art.
Leica Store and Gallery Melbourne
Showcasing the full range of Leica cameras, lenses and sport optics.
One Star Lounge & Gallery
Friendly café, bar and contemporary art gallery.
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Curated contemporary art space in the iconic Nicholas Building.
Gallery and retail space specialising in Aboriginal art.
Science Gallery Melbourne
A free gallery where arts and science collide.
An interactive 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore.
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Let the hanging lanterns guide you along Little Bourke Street into Australia’s oldest Chinatown.
Theatre and shows
Discover Melbourne's hit musicals, cutting-edge theatre and late-night cabaret shows.
Melbourne has a thriving film scene, with film festivals and screenings at cinemas year-round.