Free Museums Melbourne
The Four Greatest Free Museums in Melbourne. You’re welcome.
Melbourne’s full of great free attractions like Queen Victoria Market – but when it comes to free museums? Fuggedaboutit! Melbourne’s in a league all of its own
From locally-crafted artworks to internationally renowned artists, Melbourne’s free Museums offer something for everyone. There’s a reason why it’s called the cultural capital of Australia! So let’s take a look at four of the best, shall we?
1. For some of Australia’s finest – National Gallery of Victoria.
First up, we suggest heading off to Melbourne’s most famous gallery of them all, the National Gallery of Victoria. It sports one of, if not the most impressive collections in the entire Southern Hemisphere. Here you’ll find a mix of temporary exhibitions, displays, talks, tours, programs for kids and even late-night openings and performances. Better yet, its two galleries are only a short walk apart from each other. Not bad for nothing out of your back pocket!
2. Take in the tradition at Koorie Heritage Trust
If you’re up for a taste of local Aboriginal and Indigenous artwork then the Koorie Heritage Trust just might be your thing. Inspired by the world’s oldest continuous living culture, here you can find a range of authentic Victorian Aboriginal experiences from the Birrarung Wilam (River Camp) walk. It’s one of the largest collections of Koorie art and artefacts on display and also boasts an assortment of handcrafted and locally-made gifts. There’s definitely someone you owe a cool gift to.
3. Feel the star power in The Australian Music Vault.
For the music fans out there, no trip to Melbourne is complete without a visit to The Australian Music Vault. Inside you’ll see a pretty sweet showcase of the Australian music story – featuring both interactive and digital displays. Promoters and musicians alike share their stories and you’ll be introduced to the real trailblazers of the Australian music industry, not to mention the sounds that have shaped the Australian musical landscape along the way. Sing it loud!
4. Get your write-on at the Wheeler Centre
If writing is your cup of tea, your scone, and your jam, then there are two places that might tickle your fancy. The Wheeler Centre is dedicated to celebrating and exploring Australia’s rich literary scene, and visitors here can engage in programmes and listen to guest speakers do their thing. While over at the State Library of Victoria, it’s not just a library. It’s a literary masterpiece. And definitely worth venturing into.
No money. No problems.
Melbourne’s best free museums mean you can have a whole day out on the smell of an oily rag (aka free). And if that’s not enough to get you out and about, just remember Melbourne has a free tram zone in the middle of the city too. No money. No problems. Now that’s freedom.