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Whether you’re a local or visiting Australia for the first time, do yourself a favour and check out the Melbourne art scene. Melbourne is known as a fantastic source of inspiration for artists. Be sure to look for local art walks or tours while you’re in the city! 

Here’s a breakdown of the 5 must-see museums.


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


It is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia and it never disappoints. The national gallery hosts various international and local artists, collections, and events: ranging from contemporary to historical exhibitions, architecture, fashion, and design. The gallery is home to a phenomenal permanent collection. It was founded in 1861.


Melbourne Museum


Melbourne Museum has rich surprising insight into life in Victoria. Inside it has intriguing permanent collections and also brilliant temporary exhibitions. It shows Victoria’s natural environment, culture, and history. Explore the great universe of film, video games, screen art, and digital culture. You will surely come across something to spark your curiosity, at this iconic Melbourne institution.


Australian Centre For Contemporary Art


The Australian Centre of Contemporary Art has played a significant role in the progression of local and national art communities since the early 80s. There you will discover exciting artists both local and from around the world. This centre is reliable for those searching for curatorial, education, and public programs. They include lectures, symposia, music events, talks, and screenings.


Heide Museum of Modern Art


Heide museum is the torchbearer for Australian Modernism. It has an exciting combination of art, architecture, social history, and landscape. Set in 16 acres of heritage gardens and a sculpture park. Heide will be attractive because the gallery is as fascinating as the art it houses. It is the perfect place for discovering more about the modernist period in Australia. This was the former home of cultural patrons John and Sunday Reed.


Australian Sports Museum


Australian Sports Museum is home to the most extensive collection of sporting memorabilia. For any sports fan, this is a must experience. The novice to the downright fanatic. It has interactive visits and sporting challenges. There will be iconic faces sharing first-hand information and accounts of their sporting history. The highlight of the Australian sports museum is the life-sized 3D holograms. These holograms are of dual Premiership, Bachar Houli’s Richmond, and Tayla Harris’ Carlton AFLW.