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Museums and Historical Places To Go in Melbourne Victoria Australia

Museums & Historical Attractions

  • Australian National Aviation Museum is located at Moorabbin Airport near Melbourne.
  • Melbourne’s Chinese Museum (re-opened 29 Aug 2010) in the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown. The Chinese Museum comprises five floors of priceless artworks, artefacts, fashion, books, photographs and jade. Contemporary exhibits include a new Chinatown Visitor Centre, a Dragon Gallery housing the Museum’s four dragons, the “Finding Gold” interactive display, research library, Bridge of Memories exhibition and a top floor filled with treasures. A national museum, the Chinese Museum tells Australia’s 200-year Chinese history through artefacts as well as the stories of recent arrivals from all parts of the Asia Pacific region since the 1950s. Take a kids’ tour through the Museum or a Chinatown heritage walk. The Chinese Museum, at 22 Cohen Place, off Little Bourke Street, is open 7 days a week, from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Como Historic House and Garden built in 1847, the house combines Australian Regency with Italianate architecture.
  • Gulf Station the Yarra Valley’s pioneer working farm.
  • Immigration Museum discover information about the Australian identity, immigration, family history, and cultural diversity.
  • Jewish Holocaust Centre is dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945. The JHC aims to educate the public about the Holocaust by presenting the facts and focussing on Holocaust survivors who have donated much of the material on display. The JHC conducts an education program, which helps to combat racism, injustice and hatred, while fostering the values of freedom and critical thinking. 13 – 15 Selwyn Street, Elsternwick, VIC, 3185
  • Koorie Heritage Trust includes a cultural centre and library devoted to Victorian Aboriginal living history and culture.
  • Maritime Museum of Victoria is a grouping of individual museums each with their own identity and autonomy. Through membership to the MMV they combine to collect, display, conserve and interpret our maritime heritage in an exciting and integrated way.
  • Melbourne Museum of Printing Printing museum that teaches the art of using traditional printing equipment and knowledge, located in Footscray, Melbourne.
  • Museum Victoria includes the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks Museum, and the Immigration Museum.
  • National Trust of Australia – Victoria – See Trust Properties for information on historic properties and gardens throughout Victoria.
  • Old Treasury Building at the top end of Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD (was City Museum) is widely regarded as one of the finest 19th century buildings in Australia.
  • Rippon Lea Estate a surviving example of a late 19th century private suburban estate – including an urban mansion in Victorian Italianate style and a large garden.
  • Royal Australian Air Force Museum located at Point Cook, near Melbourne.
  • Royal Historical Society of Victoria
  • Tall Ship Enterprize experience sailing on the replica of the tall ship that brought the first European settlers to Melbourne. Short sails and overnight adventure. Fun and excitement for all. Sails from Williamstown and other locations.
  • Worsley Cottage Museum Complex located in Maryborough, a city in the Goldfields of Victoria, north of Melbourne.

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