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Published March 19th 2014
Experience Greek History, Art and Culture
The Hellenic museum is housed on one of the few examples of Renaissance revival style in Australian architecture and it is the only museum that has access to the private courtyards in the CBD.
The museum is dedicated to promote public understanding and enjoyment of Greek, Australian and multi-cultural classical and contemporary culture, art and history. It is also dedicated to the celebration, understanding and preservation of artistic and cultural heritage of ancient and modern Greece.
Exhibits range from visual arts, film, music, architecture, history, culture and education.
There are different exhibitions on display and change from time to time. When I visited they had Antipodean Odyssey, Through a Child's Eyes, Artworks by Michelle Mantiso & George Raftopoulos and many more.
There is also a permanent collection of exhibits on display which unearth the treasures of the past and discover the continuing influences of civilisations on modern day. The permanent collection contains dynamic contemporary exhibitions and high quality education programs.
Across the year, special events are held at the museum from one-off performances and concerts, lectures and family days. Check the website for what event is happening at the museum.
The museum is a short walk from Melbourne Central Station, the Queen Victoria Markets and Flagstaff Garden.
If you are arriving here from tram get the 24 from William St and 86 or 35 at Latrobe St, if you are arriving by train you can catch any city loop train stopping at Flagstaff Station (take the William St exit and cross the street). Alternatively you can arrive by car, if you choose this option there is short term drop off areas which are located at the front of the museum, with parking available via the entrance on William Street.
The Hellenic Museum is at the former Royal Mint, opposite Flagstaff station)