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Flame of Olympia


For almost twelve centuries the ancient Olympics united the Greek world and the modern Games have, for over 120 years, brought together more than 200 nations as they compete under the banner of friendship. Greece, as the birthplace of the Olympics remains an important part of this tradition.

Flame of Olympia showcases a rare collection of original Summer Games Olympic torches from the Berlin Games in 1936 – when the torch relay was first introduced – through to the 2016 Rio Games. Discover the history of the Games and their modern revival through this collection of torches as well as an audio-visual guide, immersive virtual reality experience and rare documentary footage.

Flame of Olympia

1 Sep 2022 – 31 Dec 2023

Gallery Details

Hellenic Museum
280 William Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
T: (03) 8615 9016
E: info@hellenic.org.au
W: hellenic.org.au

Opening Hours
Open 10am – 4pm daily*
*Closed on public holidays 

Admission Prices
Adult – $12.00 
Concession* – $7.00
Children under 6 and carers FREE
*Concessions include valid national or international student ID, healthcare, senior or pensioner cards.

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.