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The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne

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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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  • A great place to gain insight into the history and culture of Greece. Art work is noteworthy. Allow a couple of hours to view at leisure and watch short video displays.  more »
  • The museum is housed in the Old Mint. Beautiful staircase. We were able to obtain the concession rate (senior) which was only $5 each. We spent a little under an hour looking at their well laid out di...  more »
  • I visited the Hellenic Museum during the Open House event in Melbourne. Like other posters I thought that I would be seeing a significant portion of the building and also learning something about the ...  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.
  • 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.
  • The best place you can visit in Melbourne! You all must go! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️