Frequently asked questions
What is the Hellenic Museum?
To add a new question go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.The Hellenic Museum was founded in 2007 to provide Greek-Australians and the larger diverse community of Australia with programs that promote a passion for, and appreciation of the rich cultural traditions of ancient and contemporary Greece.
What days and hours is the Hellenic Museum open?
The Hellenic Museum is open Monday to Sunday excluding public holiday dates in Melbourne, Victoria* from 10.00AM to 4.00PM.
Where is the Hellenic Museum and how do I get there?
The Hellenic Museum is located in the former Royal Melbourne Mint Building at 280 William Street in Melbourne's CBD. It is opposite Flagstaff train station, a 10 minute walk from Queen Victoria Market, and adjacent to Flagstass Gardens.
You can get to the Hellenic Museum using Tram Routes 24, 30, 35 and 58, or by taking any City Loop Train to Flagstaff train station.
Is there parking near the Hellenic Museum?
Yes, parking is available behind the Museum for $30 per day and $10 after 5:00PM on weeknights, and $10 on the weekend. Street parking is also available in the area on LaTrobe Street and Little Lonsdale Street.
Does the Hellenic Museum have admission fees?
Yes, the Hellenic Museum's Admission Fees apply to adults and children over the age of six. Admission Fees include entry to all exhibitions and an audio guide:
Children six and under: Free
What will I see at the Hellenic Museum?
The Hellenic Museum hosts a long-term collection of Greek antiquities spanning thousands of years, alongside an ongoing program of current exhibitions examining Greek culture, arts and history.
Does the Hellenic Museum host guided tours?
Yes, the Hellenic Museum hosts guided tours which are available to book Monday to Friday for groups of 8 - 20. Guided tours last 60 minutes; all other galleries are open to tour visitors after the tour.
Guided tours must be booked in advance.
Please visit the Tours section on our website for more information or to make a booking.
What is the price per person of a guided tour?
The cost per person for guided tours at the Hellenic Museum is as follows:
Tours take place in the Gods, Myths & Mortals exhibition and ticket prices include access to all other galleries within the Museum on the day.
Is photography permitted within the Hellenic Museum?
Yes, we allow and encourage you to take photographs - just remember, no flash please.
Does the Hellenic Museum offer valuations?
No, the Hellenic Museum does not offer valuations of historical items. For general items, you can:
1. Contact one of the principal auction houses; or
2. Choose a valuer from the List of Approved Valuers produced as part of the Commonwealth Government's Cultural Gifts Program, whereby people can donate artefacts to museums in order to receive a tax benefit.
How do I donate my object to the Hellenic Museum?
The Hellenic Museum's Acquisitions Committee assesses donation offers on a case by case basis.
To assess donation offers, we first require photographs of the item; it is also helpful to take photos from several from different angles. If you are considering donating an object to the Hellenic Museum, please submit your image(s) and provenance information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not post objects, documents or photographs in the mail. The Hellenic Museum holds no responsibility for items sent to us in the post.
It may take several months before a decision is made, and there is no guarantee that the Hellenic Museum will be able to accept items that are offered for donation.
The Hellenic Museum will not accept objects without a clear provenance or anything that contravenes the 1970 UNESCO convenation.
Can the Hellenic Museum conserve my objects?
No, the Hellenic Museum does not offer a commercial conservation service.
The University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials offers art conservation and restoration services to private clients. Alternatively, Archival Survival provides high quality preservation materials which will help you care for your collection. Please see the below links to reCollections for further information on collection care:
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