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Hellenic Museum

280 William St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 8615 9016
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Not living up to the rep!

We had great staff on the night, vivacious, engaging & fun. Fitout & facilities are great..... but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tourbybike
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Greek Treasures in the Old Treasury.

The lovely Old Treasury Building is the perfect home for this wonderful collection of Greek... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 Millennia from the iconic Benaki Museum, Athens. The collection provides a snapshot of Greek history, from Classical, to Byzantine, Post-Byzantine, and Neo-Hellenic, winding through 8,000 years of Greek civilisation around the ground floor of the Mint, including the original gold vault. From October 2015 the Museum will be the new home to Sean Godsell's award-winning MPavilion. The Museum holds events throughout the year, from the popular Summer Cinema program, to theatre, live music, and lectures. The first floor is currently closed due to infrastructure works, set to reopen mid-2016.
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280 William St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 3 8615 9016
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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...

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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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Reviewed 19 May 2017

A great place to gain insight into the history and culture of Greece. Art work is noteworthy. Allow a couple of hours to view at leisure and watch short video displays.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

The museum is housed in the Old Mint. Beautiful staircase. We were able to obtain the concession rate (senior) which was only $5 each. We spent a little under an hour looking at their well laid out displays over the two floors. We enjoyed watching...More

1  Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

I visited the Hellenic Museum during the Open House event in Melbourne. Like other posters I thought that I would be seeing a significant portion of the building and also learning something about the history of the building it is located in. However, I found...More

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