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The Johnston Collection

Meet at Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9416 2515
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A wonderful adventure

We loved the Animal Kingdom exhibition - a beautiful mix of contemporary work by well-known... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MelbourneRoseC
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Clever curation brings house museum to life

The themed display 'Animal Kingdom' at Fairhall houses e was my introduction to this amazing museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fostermargot
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Melbourne, Australia
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Meet at Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
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+61 3 9416 2515
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the Animal Kingdom exhibition - a beautiful mix of contemporary work by well-known Melbourne artists against the backdrop of William Johnston's historic collection. The guides were informative and friendly. Would highly recommend.

Thank MelbourneRoseC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The themed display 'Animal Kingdom' at Fairhall houses e was my introduction to this amazing museum sitting unobtrusively in residential East Melbourne. I emerged from my tour with the thrill of having experienced something special. It is a stroke of genius to invite artists to...More

Thank fostermargot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite places to visit in Melbourne ,I visit every time I am in town.Every few months a change of face with excellent guides .If you have time the lectures are excellent and lovely way to spent an hour or two...More

Thank paulscrowe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the quintessential bijou museum and one of Melbourne's hidden gems. The collection is housed in an historic East Melbourne house and comprises largely Georgian antiques, many with fascinating histories of their own. Exhibitions pursue particular themes - the current Animal Kingdom exhibition has...More

Thank Justine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited the collection a number of times , and there is always something new to see.The house and collection are unique and well worth a visit. The Christmas exhibition is always a treat and to see the the beautiful things made by the different...More

Thank marinac999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So close to the CBD yet in a quiet area is The Johnston Gallery. You could walk past it without having a clue as to the treasures exhibited there. There is no signage as neighbors dont want heavy traffic in their peaceful environment. You just...More

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Johnston Collection is the antipodean Melbourne equivalent of the John Soanes museum in London. Fascinating exhibitions are staged in the beautiful surrounds of this Georgian house. Well worth the time to explore this house museum and hear the history of Mr Johnston and his...More

Thank klovejoyfurnell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to be picked up from meeting point at Pullman Hotel and taken to the House. Then coffee and introductory talk with our erudite guide before the tour proper. We were fortunate to be in a small group which gave us a little more time...More

Thank donna2044
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see this lovely old house and museum art pieces and furniture. Great location and lovely to have a walk around afterwards. Guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank Sophie P
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Have lived in Melbourne for 30 Years and this is my first visit to The Johnston Collection. Overwhelmed by the collection and its setting. Truly beautiful could have happily stayed longer.

Thank maryannegourley
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gregmeyer55
11 January 2016|
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Response from Louis L | Property representative |
Hi The Johnston Collection is open weekdays with three guided tours each day - at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. Please go to our webpage to make a booking directly or you can phone us 03 9416 2515 during office hours. All our... More
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