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Islamic Museum of Australia

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Islamic museum, Melbourne

Beautiful building and a great little museum. The guide was fantastic, friendly, approachable. She... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Ivanhoe, Australia
via mobile
A fascinating visit

We heard from friends that the museum was interesting and had been planning to go for some time... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Paula S
Melbourne, Australia
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Specialty Museum The Islamic Museum of Australia has 5 permanent galleries: Islamic Faith, Contributions to Civilisation, Islamic Art, Architecture and Australian Muslim History. There is a visiting exhibtion and the Modern Middle Eastern Restaurant...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
15 Anderson Rd, Thornbury, Darebin, Victoria 3071, Australia
+61 1300 915 171
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building and a great little museum. The guide was fantastic, friendly, approachable. She was happy to answer any questions put to her.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

We heard from friends that the museum was interesting and had been planning to go for some time. It's rather hidden away down a side street in Thornbury ; we were there in the afternoon and I think we were the only visitors. We received...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Paula S
Reviewed 2 June 2018

its been peace and convenience to look around this building. this place is good to know. I am from Japan and want to back again

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Such a peaceful and modErn architectural aspect to this museum added to the appeal of the art inside. And in such an unexpected site. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Susana G
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is hidden away in a Thornbury side street but it is well worth the effort of tracking it down. Actually it’s easily accessible by car, with good parking, and via public transport. You can also reach the back of the museum by foot...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Wisehams
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely modern well laid out museum located in the back streets of Thornbury right on the Merri Creek. It’s a very interesting facility with lots of interesting information about the basics of Islam and celebrating Islamic culture and achievements including science, architecture, literature, etc. We...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank TwoSheds57
Reviewed 3 October 2017

For someone that doesn't know much about Islamic art I was keen to learn. The problem is that I found it hard to understand the art works with the lack of information.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KnittersClub
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I was looking forward to visiting this museum but was sadly disappointed. There are very few actual artifacts on display. There are about 5 antique islamic bowls, a resin camel, 5 surf boards and a few bits of clothing. The bulk of the displays are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank theotherduyker
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Quiet, and tranquil. The building is a stand out and the journey of the history Islam is so informative for people who are not of the faith. The staff were welcoming and helpful. Nice small gift shop with a good selection. I sat on the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Denari-1d
Reviewed 28 July 2017

A lovely atmosphere with exceptional pieces of art. Highly recommended if you are an avid art lover.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank haisam2046
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