Museums and galleries

RMIT Gallery

Exhibiting Australian and international design, architecture and technology.

Arts House

Contemporary arts space presenting performance and interactive works.

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.

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.

Grainger Museum

An autobiographical museum of acclaimed musician and composer Percy Grainger.

Kings Artist-Run Initiative

Space for contemporary art practice and gallery showcasing experimental projects.

Trades Hall

Australia’s oldest trades hall building, built in 1859.

Hellenic Museum

Encouraging an appreciation of Greece’s cultural legacy in Melbourne.

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.

West End Art Space

A contemporary art gallery with a focus on abstract art.

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.

ArtVo

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

Chinese Museum

The Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese immigration.

Mission to Seafarers

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

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

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

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.

Italian Institute of Culture

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

Exhibitions

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

City Gallery

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

La Trobe's Cottage

Original home of Victoria's first governor Charles Joseph La Trobe from 1839 to 1854.

No Vacancy

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

Mailbox Art Space

A series of restored mailboxes exhibiting new and experimental art.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Australia's national museum of film, currently closed for redevelopment.

NGV International

NGV International houses a whole world of international art.

Exhibitions

10 Jul - 31 Aug

Convergence The Art of Zhou Xiaoping in Aboriginal Australia

View a collection of artworks from celebrated Chinese-Australian Artist, Zhou Xiaoping, online.

17 Jun - 31 Jul

Sugar Republic's Rainbow Walk

A free art exhibition below the city exploring isolation, resilience and positivity in the pandemic.

29 Apr - 26 Jul

Affirmation

Affirmation is a major exhibition that explores truth-telling through a First Nations lens.

16 Jul - 26 Jul

Open House Melbourne

Celebrate one of the world’s most liveable cities from the comfort of your own home.