Islamic Museum of Australia, Thornbury

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
The Islamic Museum of Australia is a community/not-for-profit foundation with the vision of establishing a leading cultural institution to showcase and preserve the arts, history, culture and rich heritage that Islam and Muslim societies have brought to the world and more importantly Australia.

It will also provide unique cross-cultural and educational services offering fascinating insights into the Muslim Australian experience for visitors and school groups.

The IMA will look to continue the proud tradition that Australia, and namely the State of Victoria, have lead in becoming the Multicultural Hub of the world. This is through working with communities, cultures, faiths and developing centres to educate.
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  • Visited today after seeing it for over a year and so very glad we did. A comprehensive collection that gave a wonderful insight into the wonderful Muslim religion and the numerous contributions made b...  read more »
  • I really enjoyed the video on the Haj, the artworks including mosaics and needlepoint and the cafe was very friendly. There could have been more information on the various 'sects' of Islam and the imp...  read more »
  • The front entrance was an imposing and interesting start to the well-organised and artfully displayed exhibitions inside the architecturally designed refurbishment of an old industrial factory in this...  read more »
  • Impressive. Quite engaging ... we attended the exhibition on Islamic coins which was very interesting. A strong emphasis on the history of Muslims in australia (up till today). A progressive take... it presents a very positive message about Muslims in Australia. Would be perfect for school groups. Our kids did a couple of science workshops ... the museum has a strong emphasis on the scientific highlights of Islam's past. There's a good cafe (Salt and Pepper) with a very pleasant coutyard which connects to the wooded Merri Creek trail.
  • Great place to take school groups. Beautiful building and comprehensive museum.
  • Very nice; not very accurate information though.
  • Very nice place awesome
  • Enough spending money on entertainment, lets strive to get our traditions live with Islamic Museum. Good job
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