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The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne

(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 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 »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Really great place. Doubt most people appreciate what they're looking at. The collection is fantastic!
  • 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.