This grand modernist building on St Kilda Road is Australia's oldest and most popular art museum. That title has been won thanks to the gallery's top-notch and diverse permanent collection, the fantastic visiting collections and an ongoing series of additional events aimed at locals and tourists alike. The permanent collection includes a Picasso, a Rembrandt, a Bonnard and a Tiepolo – not bad for a gallery that's only been around since the mid-1800s. And you can visit the permanent collection for absolutely free, every day of the week.
The history of Melbourne goes way back and you don’t need to hit the history books to know it. Hit one (or more) of these places instead to learn about Melbourne's significant past and make a fun day out of it.
Looking for more cheap experiences in Melbourne? Here is our guide to all the cheap (and free!) things to do around town.