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Grainger Museum

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A gem - utterly fascinating and moving

This is an 'autobiographical museum' of one of Australia's greatest musicians. He built, curated... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
Ugly exterior, fascinating interior

Percy Granger, along with Dame Nellie Melba, is one of the few Melbourne musicians whose reputation... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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Royal Parade | University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is an 'autobiographical museum' of one of Australia's greatest musicians. He built, curated and funded it himself, and supplied all the material - some of this extremely personal, to illustrate all facets of his life. This material has been sensitively curated and is perfectly...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Percy Granger, along with Dame Nellie Melba, is one of the few Melbourne musicians whose reputation has not declined over time. Grainger died in 1961 He organised the construction of this museum to hold his personal; collection.. The building is quite ugly. It is on...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Although I know of Percy Grainger and I have lived in Melbourne all my life, I have never attended this museum within The University of Melbourne. Free entry but we had booked a tour - $5 per person and that was worthwhile. But the displays...More

Thank Skaisti
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My cousin in England had asked me if I could send him information about Percy Grainger. I admit that I knew little about the composer, so decided to pay the museum a visit last week. I spent almost two hours there, fascinated by the extensive...More

1  Thank Paula S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I had visited here twice a few decades ago when there was much more on display, even though it was somewhat disordered; but that was the charm and excitement of the place considering Grainger's character. Nowadays it seems that museums in general opt for limited...More

1  Thank Betula103
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We had never heard of Percy Grainger prior to visiting the museum. He was an odd sort. The lady who welcomed us was very helpful in giving us an overview of the museum.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Those of a certain age might recall the composer's well loved tune, In an English Country Garden. What's on display here, at Melbourne University, is far removed from floral displays. Well worth a visit, to this Genius's self authored shrine.

1  Thank moyinOz
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Ask a lot of people in Melbourne about this place and they've probably never heard of place. It's a shame bcos this is such an enjoyable museum to visit. A tad quirky but worth a visit. When in neighbourhood be sure to visit the Melbourne...More

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The museum is dedicated to the life of Percy Grainger, an Australian concert pianist and composer from the early 20th century. There are lots of photos, memorabilia and artefacts from his life in Australia and overseas, including some facts relating to his sexual persona which...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Percy Grainger was a famous compose. This museum is in Royal Parade, near the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne. The museum is a repository for Grainger's musical scores and documents. Grainger was a bit odd, he had some weird sexual practices. Some of...More

Thank Jeffry B
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