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GALLERIES IN VICTORIA

Old Quad

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Old Quad is the original home to the University of Melbourne, constructed in 1856. 

The Old Quad provides a vibrant and welcoming campus experience and is home to a plethora of events, including public lectures, seminars, performances and ceremonies, as well as contemporary art exhibitions and displays celebrating the University’s Cultural Collections. 

A stunning stained-glass work comprising of two screens measuring over four metres in length and five metres in height, created by artist Tom Nicholson and stained-glass artisan Geoffrey Wallace, will welcome guests who enter through the new northern entrance.

Old Quad 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

Admission to Old Quad is free.

getting to the gallery

Ride
Old Quad is in a central location on the Parkville Campus, with good access provided by multiple bike lanes. 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.
Tram
Catch any tram that travels along Swanston Street (Routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72) and alight at Stop 1. Alternatively, catch Route 19 and alight at Stop 11, or Routes 55 and 59, alighting at Stop 14.
Drive
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

accessibility

Old Quad 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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Old Quad
North Wing, (Building 150)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus, VIC 3052
General Enquiries:
oldquad-info@unimelb.edu.au
University Event and Space Hire Enquiries:
mc-events@unimelb.edu.au
W: about.unimelb.edu.au/old-quad

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm
Saturday, 11am - 4pm
Entry is Free

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Exhibitions

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Emu Sky
15 Feb 2022 – 30 Jul 2022

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.