Q. Is the Hellenic Museum open on public holidays?
Public holidays 2017
Good Friday, Friday 14 April – CLOSED
Easter Saturday, Saturday 15 April – CLOSED
Easter Sunday, Sunday 16 April – CLOSED
Easter Monday, Monday 17 April – CLOSED
Queen's Birthday, Monday 8 June – CLOSED
Grand Final Friday, Friday 29 September – CLOSED
Melbourne Cup, Tuesday 7 November – CLOSED
Christmas Day*, Monday 25 December – CLOSED
* The Museum will be closed from Christmas Eve, Sunday 24 December 2017 and reopen January 2018.
Q. What is the entrance fee?
Concession: $5; adult: $10
Q. What you will see at the Hellenic Museum?
The Hellenic Museum hosts a permanent collection of Hellenistic antiquities spanning thousands of years.
The Hellenic Museum also has an ongoing program of current exhibitions examining Greek culture, arts, history and Greek settlement in Australia.
Q. What is the Hellenic Museum?
The Hellenic Museum was founded in 2007 to provide Greek Australians and the larger diverse community of Australia with programs that promote understanding and appreciation for the rich cultural traditions of ancient and contemporary Greece.
Q. Where is the Hellenic Museum?
Situated in the heart of Melbourne CBD, the Hellenic Museum is located in the former Royal Mint building at 280 William Street. There is ample parking for visitors including short-term drop off areas for large busses.
Q. What time is the museum open?
The Hellenic Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Q. What is Gods, Myths & Mortals?
Gods, Myths & Mortals: Greek Treasures Across The Millennia is a long-term collection from the world-renowned Benaki Museum in Athens. The Benaki Museum is the only cultural institution in Greece that houses a comprehensive collection encompassing the entirety of Greek civilisation, from the Pre-historic period through to modern day. Gods, Myths & Mortals brings a representation of this collection to Australia, which will be on display at Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum for the next decade.
Q. What is on display in the Gods, Myths & Mortals collection?
The collection includes: Neolithic pottery; Cycladic statues; Minoan figurines; Mycenaean jewelry; Hellenistic sculptures; Byzantine icons and manuscripts; Post Byzantine secular art and costumes; and Neo-Hellenic art and weaponry, including ornate swords and pistols belonging to Greek revolutionary heroes Kolokotronis and Mavromichalis.
Q. Does the Hellenic Museum have tours?
The Hellenic Museum has tours for groups of between 8 - 15, which can be booked by calling: 03 8615 9016
Q. Is there parking near the Hellenic Museum?
Parking is available next to the museum, for: $35 per day; $5 after 5pm on weeknights; $10 Saturday mornings; and free for the rest of the weekend.
Street parking is also available in the area.
Q. How do you get to the Hellenic Museum?
The Hellenic Museum is situated at 280 William Street in Melbourne's CBD. It is opposite Flagstaff train station; a ten minute walk from the Victoria Markets; and adjacent to Flagstaff Gardens.
The Hellenic Museum is on the free city loop tram, alight at the corner of La Trobe Street and William Street. The Hellenic Museum is also on tram routes: 24; 30; 35; and 55.
During weekdays, take any city loop train, and alight at Flagstaff train station.