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I did this as part of a tour of the all the museums and galleries I could find within Melbourne University but the Grainger is so good that it warrants a special trip. It's substantial, has a marvellous collection that it well presented and interpreted,...More
The Grainger Museum located at Melbourne University is a hidden gem. Stumbled upon while taking a Melbourne University walking tour. Percy Grainger was a true Aussie eccentric, genius of music composition and performance. In later life he proposed this museum to Melbourne University and supervised...More
This is a small museum on the campus of the University of Melbourne, devoted (almost) entirely to the life and work of Percy Grainger. Founded by Grainger himself, the museum features not only his musical work, but also his personal life, which was, to say...More
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
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
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
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
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
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.