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Galleries, Museums, Craft Centres around Melbourne


Melbourne has an active community life, with many people exploring our history and our current intellectual and artistic life through clubs, museums, and galleries. For example, the William Ricketts sanctuary is an outdoor gallery of the artist's works; and the Old Melbourne Gaol is a museum of nineteenth-century penal life.

Sunday Craft Market beside the river

Sunday Craft Market beside the river

Guidebook lists:
Inner Melbourne Parks & Gardens
Melbourne Environs Parks & Gardens
Inner Melbourne historic sites
Melbourne Environs Historic Sites
Art Deco Walk of Inner Melbourne
Another View Walking Trail
Inner Melbourne museums, galleries and craft markets.
Melbourne Environs museums, galleries and craft markets.
All lists
Sports Museum,Olympic Museum

National Sport Museum (previously Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum)

Hours and contact details on Melbourne Cricket Ground web site

Public transport: Tram from Flinders St, or train to Jolimont railway station.

Casa Mariciana Art Gallery

Heidi Park

On the upper part of the main Yarra bike trail. Features include the Museum of Modern Art, a collection of modern art built around the private collection of John and Sunday Reed.

Opening hours and contact details see Heide Museum of Modern Art

7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen VIC 3105

Olympic Museum, see Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum

St Kilda Esplanade
Arts & Crafts market, just down the road from Acland St - possibly the cake capital of Melbourne.

For contact details and opening hours, check the web site

The Esplanade, St Kilda
Number 15 tram from Swanston St or Light Rail number 96 from Bourke St.

scienceworks, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Hands-on exhibitions and activities, especially for kids of all ages. Spotswood Pumping Station, steam engines in action. Melbourne Planetarium (which replaced H.V.McKay Planetarium). Lightning Room.

Open daily from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. except Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Ph: 13 11 02 confirm details on Web site

2 Booker St, Spotswood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Take the train on Werribee, Williamstown or Newport line, alight at Spotswood railway station. 10 minute walk (signposted). Or catch the City Wanderer bus from Flinders Street station.

Sinclair's Cottage

Australian art, jewellery, sculpture, pottery and other crafts.

Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free
See web site to confirm.

Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade.

Sport and Olympic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sports Gallery, Australian and Olympic Museum, see Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum

Australian Tapestry Workshop (previously Victorian Tapestry Workshop)

To view the best contemporary tapestries in public buildings, get the walking map.

Tours and viewings, check web site for details

262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne Victoria 3205

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