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Address: Royal Parade | University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8344 5270
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Those of a certain age might recall the composer's well loved tune, In an English Country Garden. What's on display here, at Melbourne University, is far removed from floral... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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essendon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Those of a certain age might recall the composer's well loved tune, In an English Country Garden. What's on display here, at Melbourne University, is far removed from floral displays. Well worth a visit, to this Genius's self authored shrine.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Ask a lot of people in Melbourne about this place and they've probably never heard of place. It's a shame bcos this is such an enjoyable museum to visit. A tad quirky but worth a visit. When in neighbourhood be sure to visit the Melbourne Medical Museum on Grattan st.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The museum is dedicated to the life of Percy Grainger, an Australian concert pianist and composer from the early 20th century. There are lots of photos, memorabilia and artefacts from his life in Australia and overseas, including some facts relating to his sexual persona which were only released after his death. There were also lots of musical instruments, including some... More 

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Thank Nick L
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Percy Grainger was a famous compose. This museum is in Royal Parade, near the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne. The museum is a repository for Grainger's musical scores and documents. Grainger was a bit odd, he had some weird sexual practices. Some of his sexual paraphernalia is on show.

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Thank Jeffry B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I have visited this museum many times and attended various musical events in the past. It was great to visit this week to view the collection again as well as a special exhibition "Water, marks and countenances: works on paper from the Grainger Museum collection". Beautifully curated and presented. Informative and inspiring experience. The staff are knowledgeable and keen to... More 

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Thank Anna S
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Percy Grainger is likely to be the only Australian composer who maintains an international reputation. He arranged the English tune "Country Gardens" which is recognised world-wide as Grainger's tune. The Grainger Museum is attached to the University of Melobourne, situated in Royal Parade. Grainger was a bit odd. His sado-masochist eccentricity, with his whips and other paraphenailia, are on show.... More 

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Thank Jeffry B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

I am from the UK, and my folksinging friend asked me to visit the museum on my trip to Melbourne in March 2015. I was able to find some useful information for him and I have enjoyed receiving the museum's newsletters and Facebook postings since returning to the UK. Their marketing and promotions team do as good job. I will... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

It's a good thing for international music history that the Grainger museum (established decades ago) was re-opened and revamped. And good that Australians can recognise and celebrate this talented man and his creativity. There are a couple of authoritative biographical studies of Grainger, and it's helpful to have read these before you visit. On the other hand, you might be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Stumbled on this gem of a museum quite by accident while traipsing along Royal Parade. Luckily had read a bit about Percy Grainger previously, so was very curious to have a look. It surpassed any expectations that I had - a first-rate and very well arranged exposition of the man's genius and his many obsessions and eccentricities, which to me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Picked up a leaflet at the Visitor Centre for this museum which is situated within the Melbourne University Campus and can be accessed by Tram 19 from the Elizabeth Street/Flinders Street Junction. Absolutely Fascinating hour and half learning about the many facets of this complex man, digging deep beneath the surface of the composer mainly known for writing " In... More 

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