Museums & Monuments

Jewish Museum of Australia
Museum with over 20,000 objects and stories that tell the continuum of Jewish life and what it means to be Jewish in Australia. Open Tuesday to Thursday 10:00 to 16:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 1700. 26 Alma Road, St Kilda 3182
The Chinese Museum
International and local exhibitions, Chinese cultural events and art shows take place throughout the year. Open 10:00-17:00 daily, closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day. 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne 3000.
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) International
Houses Australias largest international art collection. Open 10:00-17:00, closed Tuesdays. 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3000.
Flemington Heritage Centre
Museum located at Flemington Racecourse with sporting and fashion exhibits. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00. 448 Epsom Road, Flemington 3031
Royal Exhibition Building
World Heritage listed building is one of Victorias most significant landmarks. Various trade shows, fairs and cultural events take place here throughout the year, including the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton
A celebration of all things scientific, with interactive displays, exhibits and a state of the art planetarium. Open daily from 10:00-16:30. 2 Booker Street, Spotswood.
Immigration Museum
Situated in the Old Customs House building in Melbourne CBD, this museum tells the story of the many immigrants who have migrated to Australia. Open daily from 10:00-17:00. Old Customs House, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000.
State Library of Victoria
Central library for the state of Victoria which holds over 2 million books and hosts a variety of events and exhibitions. Open Monday to Thursday 10:00–21:00 and Friday to Sunday 10:00–18:00. 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Centre
Collection of Aboriginal heritage items, exhibition and performance spaces and cultural events throughout the year. Open daily from 10:00-17:00 (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton 3053.
Fort Queenscliff Museum
Historic site located in Queenscliff. Guided tours available. King Street, Queenscliff 3225.
Ian Potter Centre
Part of the National Gallery of Victoria and housing the countrys largest Australian art collection. Open 10:00-17:00. Closed Mondays. Located at Federation Square, on the corner of Russell and Flinders Streets, Melbourne 3000.
Shrine of Remembrance
Victorias memorial to the men and women who have served Australia in armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations throughout the nations history. Open daily from 10:00 to 17:00. Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne.
MCG Tours
Take a tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and relive some of the finest moments in Australian sport. Open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 until 15:00. Olympic Stand, MCG, 120 Brunton Avenue, Jolimont 3000
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Museum of modern and contemporary art, architecture and landscape. Various events and exhibitions throughout the year. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-17:00. Closed Mondays. 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
Polly Woodside
Located in South Wharf, the Polly Woodside is a late nineteenth century sailing ship which is now a museum and event space. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00-16:00. 2A Clarendon Street, South Wharf, Melbourne 3008.
HMAS Castlemaine
One of the sixty Australian-built Bathurst Class corvettes to serve throughout World War II, and is the last such vessel still afloat. Open to the public on weekends, public holidays and by arrangement. Located at Gem Pier in Williamstown.
Sovereign Hill
Outdoor museum in Ballarat which is a reconstruction of the town as it was during the gold rush of the 1850s. Open 7 days. 39 Magpie Street, Ballarat 3350