Hellenic Museum, Melbourne

4.1
#19 of 46 in Museums in Melbourne
A cultural hub supporting arts, film, and visual performance Australia wide, with a Hellenic flavour.

Housed in the historic Former Royal Mint building, the Museum is home to the long-term collection Gods, Myths & Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia from the iconic Benaki Museum, Athens. The collection provides a snapshot of Greek history, from Classical, to Byzantine, Post-Byzantine, and Neo-Hellenic, winding through 8,000 years of Greek civilisation around the ground floor of the Mint, including the original gold vault.

From October 2015 the Museum is the new home to Sean Godsell's award-winning MPavilion.

The Museum holds events throughout the year, from the popular Summer Cinema program, to theatre, live music, and lectures.

The first floor is currently closed due to infrastructure works, set to reopen mid-2016.
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  • Greece is an ancient culture and the Greeks are very proud of their history. This museum is located in the handsome old Royal Mint building in Williams Street, near the legal precinct. The exhibits ar...  more »
  • The museum is located in a beautiful historic building but the collection is very small. We were done in under an hour. While we found it interesting, we could have done without this museum and spent ...  more »
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  • There was a wonderful knowledgeable lady at the counter who helped us decide to come back and spend more time at the museum. Good advice. It is a lovely collection.
  • Amazing experience seeing all the historic Hellenic artefacts and exhibitions. Would recommend to everyone. Absolutely amazing!!

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