Heide Museum of Modern Art

GALLERY Heide_Children's Week at Heide, 2016. Yarralinda School

Heide Museum of Modern Art is a unique combination of art, architecture, social history and landscape located just twenty minutes from Melbourne's CBD. Set within 16 acres of stunning parkland there are three separate gallery spaces, a sculpture park and heritage listed kitchen gardens to explore.  The home of John and Sunday Reed from 1934 until 1981, when it became a public museum, Heide was transformed from a neglected former dairy farm into the beautiful site that it is today. The Reeds’ support and championing of the visual arts, literature, architecture and gardening made a significant and lasting contribution to Australian culture.

Permanent Collection

The core of Heide’s art collection comprises modernist works collected by Heide’s founders John and Sunday Reed, by artists as diverse in practice as Sam Atyeo, Charles Blackman, Mike Brown, Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, Edwin Tanner, Albert Tucker, Danila Vassilieff and Fred Williams, and a younger generation including Les Kossatz, Col Jordan and Sydney Ball.

The collection has since expanded through individual gifts and the donation of private collections, and now represents contemporary artists including Peter Booth, Patricia Piccinini, Hany Armanious and Rosalie Gascoigne. Heide’s large collection of outdoor sculpture includes works by Rick Amor, Inge King and Anish Kapoor.

Heide also holds artefacts, ephemera and archives relating to the artists closely associated with its history.

Online collection
getting to the gallery

By Car
Melway Reference 32 E5.
FREE parking available on-site and additional parking available in adjoining Banksia Park (enter via 5 Templestowe Road).

By Taxi
20 minutes from Flinders Street taxi rank in Melbourne’s CBD, via the Eastern freeway (Bulleen Road exit).

By Public Transport
Train (Hurstbridge line) to Heidelberg station and bus #903 (Mordialloc bound) to Heide. Disembark at the Bridge Street/Manningham Road stop. Estimated bus travel time is 5-10 minutes. Walk to Heide through Banksia Park, via pedestrian path next to the Helmet sculpture.

By Bicycle
Heide is located next to Banksia Park near the Main Yarra Trail. From Westerfolds Park in Templestowe, this 33km bike trail passes ancient gums and billabongs before ending at Southbank. With a flat grade and good quality track, this trail makes for an enjoyable experience and a truly ‘green’ way to travel to Heide.

Download the bicycle map

Bus/Coach Parking
The parking at Heide is not suitable for buses so we advise bus and coach drivers to park in the bays on Templestowe Road, immediately preceding the entrance to the museum at 7 Templestowe Road (alongside picket fence).


Heide Museum of Modern Art welcomes visitors with disabilities and our staff will do everything possible to provide all visitors with a positive experience. Please contact the museum on (03) 9850 1500 if you have questions or to discuss your access requirements. Access to the museum and surrounding gardens can be challenging as Heide consists of a group of buildings on a sloping site, including two heritage-listed buildings which were originally private residences.

Click here for more detailed information on access to Heide I (the original farmhouse), Heide II (the modernist house), Heide III (main gallery), Café Heide and Sidney Myer Education Centre.

cafe & gallery shop

Cafe Heide
Telephone: 03 9852 2346
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Café Heide is located opposite the main entrance to the museum and offers great coffee, simple, fresh food and fast, friendly service. Dedicated to offering seasonal produce from the Heide I kitchen garden, Café Heide provides a rare dining experience in a truly beautiful environment.

For Café Heide enquiries, bookings and functions, please contact 03 9852 2346 or events@heidecafe.com.au.

Gallery Shop
Heide Store
Telephone: 03 9850 1500
The Heide Store is a beautiful retail space located in Heide III, the main entrance to the museum.  Heide retail staff work with exhibiting artists to design exclusive products, from Mirka Mora to Del Kathryn Barton. The store stocks a back catalogue of Heide publications, making a great addition to any art lover's bookshelf. Other merchandise includes a diverse range of jewellery, homewares, children’s toys and stationery.  All major credit cards are accepted and selected products are available to be purchased online from 
http://heide-store.myshopify.com/. All online purchases will be posted within 3 working days anywhere in Australia.

Images: (Cover) Heide III exterior. Photo by John Gollings. (Above) Children's Week at Heide, 2016. Yarralinda School.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road 
Bulleen VIC 3105
T: 9850 1500
E: info@heide.com.au
W: heide.com.au

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday
Public holidays
10am – 5pm

Adult $20
Concession $15
Children under 12 FREE
Members FREE
Gardens & Sculpture Park FREE
Seniors' Day every Tuesday $15

Heide Members receive FREE museum entry, together with other benefits. Visit their website for details. 

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Heide Museum of Modern Art

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.