Grainger Museum

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The Grainger Museum at the University of Melbourne is the only purpose-built autobiographical museum in Australia. It is home to a diverse collection of art, photographs, costumes, musical scores and instruments acquired by Percy Grainger.

In 2020 the Grainger Museum closed to public due to the global pandemic. During that time, it undertook a strategic review of the Museum’s activations and programs.

A new Grainger strategy is in development focusing on Research, Teaching and Learning and creative residencies for artists, academics, and students as well as reinstatement of original cabinets from 1938.

The forward program for the Museum will reflect Percy Grainger as a world-renowned composer, the heritage-listed Grainger Museum building, and the collection and archive. From semester 2, 2022 the Museum will reinstate original cabinets from 1938 alongside a selection of curated objects from the Collection for visitors to engage with. The Museum and its Collection are still accessible for teaching, learning and research. 

getting to the gallery

There are over 2,100 bicycle parks available at the Parkville campus, 300 of which are in secure bicycle hubs. Hubs offer enclosed bicycle hoops, CCTV and access control to provide you protection and peace of mind.
Catch tram number 19.
Limited on-street parking available. Public parking is available at three locations within the Parkville campus. A number of other public car parks are also available within walking distance. Plan your visit: about.unimelb.edu.au/news-resources/campus-services-and-facilities/transport-and-parking/parking-on-campus


The Grainger Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

cultural commons

The Grainger Museum is part of the Museums & Collections department at University of Melbourne, forming connections with other collections, galleries and museums at the university as part of the Cultural Commons




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Grainger Museum
University of Melbourne
Gate 13, Royal Parade
Parkville, Melbourne 3052
General Enquiries:
E: grainger@unimelb.edu.au
W: grainger.unimelb.edu.au

Opening Hours
Open every Monday during university semesters from 1pm - 4pm.
Semester 1: 5 March - 26 May 2024
Semester 2: 22 July - 20 October 2024

Check the website for public events.

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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.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.