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8 Best Museums in Melbourne [2022]

March 14, 2022 by The Fun Empire Team

Museum Melbourne
Museum Melbourne

Museum Melbourne

Melbourne is a city rich in history and culture, with plenty of museums to explore. Whether you're interested in science, art, or history, Melbourne has a museum for you! Here are 8 of the best museums in Melbourne.

1. National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria - Museum Melbourne (Credit: National Gallery of Victoria)
National Gallery of Victoria - Museum Melbourne (Credit: National Gallery of Victoria)
Key ServicesMuseum Melbourne
Websitehttps://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/
Address180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
Phone+61 (0)3 8620 2222
Emailfacebook@ngv.vic.gov.au
Operating Hours9am-5pm daily

The National Gallery of Victoria is the biggest, oldest, and most prominent art gallery in Australia—and it's a gorgeous sight. The NGV houses more than 70,000 works of art from several centuries and many different styles and genres.

2. The Johnston Collection

The Johnston Collection - Museum Melbourne (Credit: The Johnston Collection)
The Johnston Collection - Museum Melbourne (Credit: The Johnston Collection)
Key ServicesMuseum Melbourne
Websitehttps://johnstoncollection.org/
Address192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
Phone+61 3 9416 2515
Emailinfo@johnstoncollection.org
Operating Hours10am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday

The Johnston Collection, located in a nineteenth-century brick home, appears to be at ease. With around 1500 objects in the permanent collection, it features primarily ornamental and fine arts pieces. Ceramics, furniture, textiles, and glasswork are among the items on display. This museum, which is filled with antique teacups and clocks, provides the feeling of stepping back in time to a previous century.

3. Lyon Housemuseum

Lyon Housemuseum - Museum Melbourne (Credit: Lyon Housemuseum)
Lyon Housemuseum - Museum Melbourne (Credit: Lyon Housemuseum)
Key ServicesMuseum Melbourne
Websitehttps://lyonhousemuseum.com.au/
Address217-219 Cotham Rd, Kew VIC 3101, Australia
Phone+61 3 9817 1725
Emailmuseum@lyonhousemuseum.com.au
Operating HoursBy schedule

The Lyon Housemuseum is the extremely stylish home of architect Corbett Lyon, his wife, Yueji, and their children, who live amid a stunning collection of Australian contemporary art from all media. Corbett spent five years planning and two years constructing the house to ensure it was perfect.

4. Hellenic Museum

Hellenic Museum - Museum Melbourne (Credit: Hellenic Museum)
Hellenic Museum - Museum Melbourne (Credit: Hellenic Museum)
Key ServicesMuseum Melbourne
Websitehttps://www.hellenic.org.au/
Address280 William Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone+61 (0)3 8615 9016
Emailinfo@hellenic.org.au
Operating Hours10am-4pm daily

The Hellenic Museum is located in the original Royal Mint complex and was founded shortly after World War II. Many of the permanent exhibition's artifacts are from ancient times, such as marble statues and Byzantine paintings.

5. Grau Projekt

Grau Projekt - Museum Melbourne (Credit: Grau Projekt)
Grau Projekt - Museum Melbourne (Credit: Grau Projekt)
Key ServicesMuseum Melbourne
Websitehttp://www.grauprojekt.com/
Address2-12 Alexandra Parade, Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia
Phone+61 434 999 278
Emailuntitled@grauprojekt.com
Operating Hours11am-3pm Wednesday to Saturday

Look no farther than Grau Projekt if you're looking for a more daring, highly experimental experience. Matt Bax, the company's founder, thinks that the commercial art gallery model is "broken." He opened Grau Projekt in an attempt to preserve the building; it's now home to a stunning center for contemporary art.

6. ScienceWorks

ScienceWorks - Museum Melbourne (Credit: ScienceWorks)
ScienceWorks - Museum Melbourne (Credit: ScienceWorks)
Key ServicesMuseum Melbourne
Websitehttps://museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/
Address2 Booker St, Spotswood VIC 3015, Australia
Phone+61 131102
Emailmvbookings@museum.vic.gov.au
Operating Hours10am-4:30pm daily

ScienceWorks is a comprehensive primary resource that covers all aspects of science and technology, including robotics, space, electricity, technology, climate science, and many more. The topics are divided into themes and age groups. You may do experiments, play interactive games, and take part in workshops at the museum. There are several activities for both children and adults of all ages, including a program for youngsters under the age of five.

7. Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Australian Centre for the Moving Image - Museum Melbourne (Credit: Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
Australian Centre for the Moving Image - Museum Melbourne (Credit: Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
Key ServicesMuseum Melbourne
Websitehttps://www.acmi.net.au/
AddressFederation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone(03) 8663 2200
Emailmedia@acmi.net.au
Operating Hours12pm-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday

With a day at ACMI, you'll be able to explore the epically amazing realm of film, television, video games, screen art, and digital culture. ACMI values the world's most democratic artistic medium while also nurturing the next generation of creators, players, and viewers.

8. Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum - Museum Melbourne (Credit: Melbourne Museum)
Melbourne Museum - Museum Melbourne (Credit: Melbourne Museum)
Key ServicesMuseum Melbourne
Websitehttps://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum
Address11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
Phone+61 131102
Emailsocialmedia@museum.vic.gov.au
Operating Hours10am-5pm daily

Get prepared to discover everything there is to know about Melbourne. The city's history, which stretches back thousands of years, is presented in a contemporary structure created by Melburnian architecture firm Denton Corker Marshall at Melbourne Museum, which opened in 2001.

Museum Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the most culturally rich and diverse cities in the world. From its ancient history to its contemporary art scene, Melbourne has something for everyone. If you're looking for a museum that will stimulate your mind and engage all of your senses, Melbourne has plenty to offer. With eight world-class museums, there's no excuse not to explore and learn!

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