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The Johnston Collection

Meet at Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9416 2515
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Lovely historic house

Well worth a visit to see this lovely old house and museum art pieces and furniture. Great location... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Sophie P
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blown away by the collection

Have lived in Melbourne for 30 Years and this is my first visit to The Johnston Collection... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
maryannegourley
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Melbourne, Australia
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Meet at Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see this lovely old house and museum art pieces and furniture. Great location and lovely to have a walk around afterwards. Guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank Sophie P
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Have lived in Melbourne for 30 Years and this is my first visit to The Johnston Collection. Overwhelmed by the collection and its setting. Truly beautiful could have happily stayed longer.

Thank maryannegourley
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I was surprised the tour was on with only me! Delightful lady picked me up at the Pullman Hotel. Was then offered tea/coffee & bickies before being taken by a lovely, knowledgeable lady on a personal tour of this beautiful house with so many rooms...More

Thank coolum8853
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Well run and efficient tour, very knowledgeable tour guide. A insight into Johnstone's life and a reminder of how early Australia enabled those with a poor start in life could, by their own efforts, achieve their dreams, his mother was most certainly a remarkable woman....More

Thank michael m
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I visited the Johnstone Collection's "Return to the City" last year. When I heard that for the first time the trust was displaying Mr Johnstone's own collection of furniture in the house, I decided I needed to return. A friend and I were lucky enough...More

Thank Rasputin21
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This Collection of Georgian, Regency and Louis XV furniture and numerous household items is a joy to visit and takes only a short 1 1/2 to 2 hours. William Johnston had accumulated so much treasure that The Collection is changed three times each year to...More

Thank Elseymelbourne
Louis L, Director/Curator at The Johnston Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you for visiting The Johnston Collection and for your great review. We hope you come back soon as each new rearrangement presents The Johnston Collection to visitors in a fresh way. Thank you again from the staff and volunteers at TJC.

Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Must book online in advance. This collection is in a residential neighborhood so the address cannot be published. Instead, a shuttle van picked us up from a nearby hotel and drove a very short distance to the residence. The shuttle driver was friendly and punctual....More

Thank KindaAF
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I was looking something and unique thing to do in Melbourne, when I found this on Atlas Obscura. I love Georgian and Regency antiques so that was really cool, unfortunately the Christmas tour was not about the antiques in the house. Rather it was tour...More

1  Thank Amelia V
Reviewed 11 December 2016

It is a bit of difiicult to categorise the Johnston Collection - it may be described as a 'gallery' or a 'museum' or an 'artist's space' - whatever description is given to it, it is fantastic. The house is devoted to displaying an eclectic antique...More

2  Thank GoScrays
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I had tried to visit the Johnston Collection for several years through the ballot run by Open House but was never successful. When I saw an advertisement offering a tour of the new Christmas Show 2016, I jumped at the chance and booked my ticket...More

3  Thank Rasputin21
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gregmeyer55
11 January 2016|
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Response from Louis L | Property representative |
Hi The Johnston Collection is open weekdays with three guided tours each day - at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. Please go to our webpage to make a booking directly or you can phone us 03 9416 2515 during office hours. All our... More
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