The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne

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A cultural hub supporting arts, film, and visual performance Australia wide, with a Hellenic flavour.

Housed in the historic Former Royal Mint building, the Museum is home to the long-term collection Gods, Myths & Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia from the iconic Benaki Museum, Athens. The collection provides a snapshot of Greek history, from Classical, to Byzantine, Post-Byzantine, and Neo-Hellenic, winding through 8,000 years of Greek civilisation around the ground floor of the Mint, including the original gold vault.

From October 2015 the Museum is the new home to Sean Godsell's award-winning MPavilion.

The Museum holds events throughout the year, from the popular Summer Cinema program, to theatre, live music, and lectures.

The first floor is currently closed due to infrastructure works, set to reopen mid-2016.
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  • The Old Mint Building itself is worth a visit, it is so beautiful. However, the exhibitions themselves are fascinating. There are sculptures and domestic artifacts from the last 5,000 years as you mig...  more »
  • small number of items, some very good examples, very selective - only one Cycladic figure, one vase, one headdress...  more »
  • The Hellenic Museum is in the Old Mint building. The exhibits are wide ranging and very interesting. There were many things on display: ancient pottery, jewellery, religious icons, costume models, scu...  more »
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  • Amazing & fantastic. The best $10 I spent . The Bill Henson display is jaw dropping. The Masks & Faces collection is extraordinary. The Hellenic artifacts are beaufirul.
  • Went for Melbourne Open House weekend 2017. It was Brilliant. Hadn't known about it before
  • great Greek history almost every display has a card plaque with a detailed explanation small museum wish there was more to see place could use a real authentic Greek food on premises for snacks. did you you know maccas comes from the Greek root word... oopa
  • Beautiful museum! It wasn't very busy so we pretty much indulged ourselves in the exhibits, read all the cards, and had a good crawl though!
  • A small but very good collection. Ticket prices are reasonable.

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