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Hellenic Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Visited with my daughter

Having been to the Benaki Museum in Athens, I would say this is a small version of it, everything... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Worth a visit

The museum is housed in the former Royal Mint which was built in 1875 & is worth a visit in its... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Chris T
Perth, Australia
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A cultural hub supporting arts, film, and visual performance Australia wide, with a Hellenic flavour. Housed in the historic Former Royal Mint building, the Museum is home to the long-term collection Gods, Myths & Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
280 William St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 8615 9016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to the Benaki Museum in Athens, I would say this is a small version of it, everything was well marked and the exhibits were of good quality, I would say better than I expected, it is worth visiting. Later we had lunch at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank m0sanna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little museum shows Greek history from ancient times through to the Victorian era with some interesting contemporary photographs of little known Northrn Greek village customs. The building is pretty and gracious, the staff attentive and knowledgeable. Not expensive to take a tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rosemary H
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The museum is housed in the former Royal Mint which was built in 1875 & is worth a visit in its self. The exhibition was well presented & informative. I was totally unaware of some of the customs & practices described. I recommend the exhibition...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris T
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Interesting if you're a classical history buff but honestly a bit too small for the entrance fee. The upstairs exhibitions were also being rearranged at the time so it didn't leave a lot to look at...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elisa C
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This was an excellent find which I stumbled cross. The museum is housed in the form Royal Mint which was built in 1875 which is worth a visit in its self. The museum covers Greek history and culture. I was surprised by number items on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Serendipitous visit on the way back from Victoria Markets. Blown away by the grandmothers exhibition. Antiquities were curated beautifully and of a superb quality. The modern exhibition of island photos especially those on marble an unexpected experience $10 entry fee. Staff very welcoming. So very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We had great staff on the night, vivacious, engaging & fun. Fitout & facilities are great..... but, the food was hit & miss. Mostly underwhelming.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tourbybike
Reviewed 17 June 2018

The lovely Old Treasury Building is the perfect home for this wonderful collection of Greek artefacts, ancient and modern. Much of the current exhibition is on loan from the Benaki Museum, Athens, and is well curated and beautifully presented, in well lit areas. The Phos...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Hellenic Museum, 280 Williams Street, Melbourne There were eight of us in a group for a ‘day in Melbourne’. We’d arrived at Flagstaff Metro for 10.30 in time for morning coffee, and then spent well past mid-day at the Hellenic Museum which is housed in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Stopped in here on a bleak day. What a great find! Really interesting artefacts, history and art. The museum is located in the former Melbourne Mint and the building itself is worth the visit. Not sure of the name of the girl at the front...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank TwoGoodFriends
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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