• Grainger's Kangaroo Pouch Free Music machine.

    Our collection

    Gain an insight into the breadth of this extraordinary collection.

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  • Two visitors to the Grainger Museum look through the extensive collection.


    One of Melbourne’s most fascinating museums, a unique site devoted to creativity.

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  • Percy Grainger by George Larrieu c. 1950s

    Percy Grainger

    An icon of 20th century Australian musical culture.

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  • Studio portrait of Private Charles Samuel Tucker, 22nd Battalion, 1915.  Australian War Memorial collection, Canberra


    Pack up your Troubles: Music in the Great War

    This exhibition explores—in sight and sound—the Australian experience of music in World War I.

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  • One of Grainger's pianos in the Museum collection. A 'Sentimentals' sheet music notation book sits at the ledger.

    Search the Catalogue

    Gain an insight into the breadth of this extraordinary collection.

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  • Portrait of Percy Grainger. He holds a scroll of sheet music at his piano.


    The Grainger Museum encourages research by academics, students and the general public.

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Opening hours

Sunday - Friday
12.00pm – 4.00pm


The Grainger Museum will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2015, and reopen Monday 1 February 2016.

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General admission

General admission is free.

Tours and floortalks

The Grainger Museum offers guided tours and floortalks to the public, led by our experienced staff. Tour and floortalks are charged at $5 per person.

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A selection of books, CDs, cards and other merchandise is available for visitors to purchase at the Grainger Museum and through our online store.

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Getting here


Grainger Museum
Gate 13, Royal Parade
Parkville, Melbourne

Public transport from the city

Catch the no. 19 tram along Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade and alight at stop 11.

For more information on public transport, check PTV.


Limited street parking is available on Royal Parade, directly out the front of the museum.


Bicycle lock racks are available at the rear of the Grainger Museum, and throughout the University.


The Grainger Museum is a fully accessible museum. If additional assistance is required, please contact us in advance.


The Grainger Museum is part of the University of Melbourne Library and is one of the Cultural Collections of the University of Melbourne.

The Grainger Museum is proud to be a member of Cultural Tourism Victoria (CTV).