Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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  • This is a fun museum that also gives you a look into other peoples lives. The two houses are where the owners actually lived. The restaurant has excellent food and coffee and the grounds are delightfu...  read more »
  • Heide is an all time favourite of mine. I was taken here by my Mum as a child and we would explore the huge outdoor area. The sculpture garden is still such a highlight for me on every visit. It is a ...  read more »
  • I visited with a friend who enjoys galleries more than I do and they absolutely loved it. I did enjoy it but was a let down by the cranky, rude and unwelcoming lady who we had greet us in Heidi II. Re...  read more »
  • I have to say I was not impressed and was expecting a bit more. There are certainly some interesting exhibitions and the grounds are lovely, especially the vegetable garden, but I also agree that the price of entry is too high - $18 is only $2 more than Mona which is world famous, huge, and contains 30 million worth of art -- you also get free entry if you are Tasmanian. Also, one of the staff was talking so loudly to her mate the whole time I was in the museum which is pretty rude and distracting. Cafe Vue has nice a nice section, and my soup tasted great, but it was a bit cool.
  • Melbourne gets art, knows it better than Sydney does. Nowhere is this more obvious than at Heide - once home to rich-beyond-measure patrons of the arts John and Sunday Reed. They of open relationship fame - she was getting it on with Sidney Nolan when the artist painted his Ned Kelly series. The three buildings and sculpture garden have become the celebrated "ruin in the landscape" the owners wanted. Worth a visit. On the downside: Public art should be for free. Disappointed the museum wasn't open Christmas Eve. (Thursday)
  • Very nice day out. Great exhibition spaces, fantastic grounds and sculptures and wonderful historic farm house. Kids' detective activities highly recommended.
  • Was expecting more. The gardens and sculptures were ok. Maybe some newer sculptures than the white balls, not really that exciting. The garden was poorly looked after, the roses hadn't been pruned for a while (I would say the whole spring and summer) and there was more clover than in Ireland. That space could be amazing, interesting with unique edibles and imagination that the founders would have desired, yet, it looks and feels like an afterthought in care. The trees were the highlight for our kids, awesome for climbing and discovery.
  • $6 FOR A BOTTLE OF WATER Only other option is a bubbler in the gardens, which on a hot day isn't really ideal. As someone mentioned in earlier review possibly targeted at a higher end gallery visitor, which is unfortunate given Melbourne's reputation for accessibility to the arts. Other than that beautiful gardens and a lovely concept. Enjoyed the architecture more than the art....
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