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Hellenic Museum

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Worth the visit on many levels

This was an excellent find which I stumbled cross. The museum is housed in the form Royal Mint... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Graeme T
Fremantle, Australia
Exploring Greek culture – people, stories and history that helped establish our democratic modus vivendi.

Hellenic Museum, 280 Williams Street, Melbourne There were eight of us in a group for a ‘day in... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Peter S
Rome, Italy
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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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280 William St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 8615 9016
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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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.

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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

1  Thank carole h
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

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

1  Thank TwoGoodFriends
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Old Mint Building itself is worth a visit, it is so beautiful. However, the exhibitions themselves are fascinating. There are sculptures and domestic artifacts from the last 5,000 years as you might expect, but some recent exhibitions almost defy comprehension and belief. There is...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

small number of items, some very good examples, very selective - only one Cycladic figure, one vase, one headdress...

2  Thank cwj659
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Hellenic Museum is in the Old Mint building. The exhibits are wide ranging and very interesting. There were many things on display: ancient pottery, jewellery, religious icons, costume models, sculpture, and more. It was very informative with good explanations provide along with the displays....More

1  Thank fotorina
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even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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