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Hellenic Museum, Melbourne

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 35 reviews on the web
The Nafsika Stamoulis Hellenic Museum Limited is a museum in Melbourne, Australia.HistoryThe museum was founded in 2007 by businessman and philanthropist Spiros Stamoulis and is based in the Melbourne City Centre district at the former Royal Mint building. The Hellenic Museum’s aim is to promote “the celebration, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of ancient and modern Greece”.The Museum’s current Chairman Harry Stamoulis has continued his father’s pursuit of cultural partnerships and collaborations through philanthropy in the arts.CollectionsThe Hellenic Museum hosts both temporary and permanent exhibitions and collections.Permanent collections and exhibitions include the Mary and Peter Mitrakas Collection of Cypriot Antiquities, the La Trobe University A.D Trendall Collection of Greek antiquities from southern Italy, a collection of cast ancient Greek statues from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Greek National Archaeological Museum and an exhibition focussing on Greek settlement in Australia from the early 1800s until today.In 2013, the Hellenic Museum partnered with the Benaki Museum in Greece to house a permanent collection of antiquities in Melbourne, which commences in 2014 for a ten-year period.Exhibitions at the Hellenic Museum generally focus around the visual arts, film, music, architecture, history, culture and education.
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  • The building it is housed in is a beautiful historic building and is quite awe-inspiring. This sets the scene for what is inside. The museum exhibits are housed in different rooms and levels of the bu...  read more »
  • Paid an entrance fee to visit the Benazi Muzium Collection. Its worth every penny of it. There are artefacts from 7000-8000 years ago. Still in great shape. And quite a lot of other artefacts from the...  read more »
  • Housed in part of the historic former mint building, the Hellenic Museum offers interesting insights into the culture of Greece and the ways Greeks adapted to Australia, particularly during the era of...  read more »
  • Went here for the food and wine Hellenic High Tea. Words fail to describe what a lovely afternoon it was. All the food was spectacular and touring around the museum afterwards was interesting. If you have an interest in Greek history then you should have a look as there is everything from jewellery to costumes and pottery here.
  • Really beautiful building. Exhibitions were not as inspiring, to me anyway.
  • I love the Hellenic Museum - one of the best boutique cultural museums in Melbourne with both, ancient relics and contemporary pieces. A 'must see' in the city of Melbourne!
  • Amazing little museum. $5 entry, items ranging from 5700 BCE to late 19th Century. Fascinating history and artifacts for everyone whether you like ancient Greece or reformation Christianity.
  • The museum. Is small with an interesting collection but they have no interpretation. Awesome building. Wish we could see more of it.
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