Grainger Museum

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Grainger Museum
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Established by composer Percy Grainger, the University of Melbourne’s Grainger Museum is the only purpose-built autobiographical museum in Australia. It’s home to an fascinating array of art, photographs, costumes, music scores and instruments acquired by Percy Grainger, known as an icon of twentieth century Australian musical culture.

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Venue name: Grainger Museum
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Address: Gate 13, Royal Parade
University of Melbourne, Parkville
3052
Opening hours: Sun-Fri noon-4pm

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  • Exhibitions Sunday April 22 2018 - Sunday September 9 2018 Free

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This quirky Museum is a must-see for anyone with an interest in music and the composer Percy Grainger. The Instrument of Change exhibition is a beautiful reflection on the history of guitars. Staff are very helpful and informative. It’s easy to get to by public transport and there’s a café out the back. A hidden Melbourne treasure.


The Grainger Museum has such a fascinating mix of objects in its collection! I learned from my visit that Percy Grainger was not only a prolific Australian composer, but also an eccentric and the ultimate Melbourne hipster. The Museum has everything from a Terry Towelling suit designed by Grainger to a display of personal effects that belonged to his mother. It was very easy to get to by tram and I was interested to hear that they hold public events like free concerts – I’ll be back for these!