3 Ways To Experience Culture In Melbourne
Melbourne is one of the largest cities in Australia and along with Sydney tends to be one of the first to come to mind. But what is it that makes Melbourne so much more special than some of the other Australian cities? It’s probably something you didn’t expect.
The culture in Melbourne is fantastic and when we say culture we don’t just mean the coffee culture (though that’s not half bad either). Instead, we mean a real understanding and love for art, museums and learning about each other and other cultures.
Sure Sydney has museums, so does Brisbane Perth and nearly every other city. But the culture in Melbourne is truly unique with some amazing places to learn a bit of something and maybe even meet some people as well. So these are the top three ways to experience culture in Melbourne.
National Gallery Of Victoria
This is an excellent museum with fascinating exhibitions and the best part? It’s totally free. At least mostly. There are some extra exhibitions that cost money, but not for the main museum.
See incredible pottery pieces from hundreds of years ago, impressionist paintings, sculptures from ancient times, photographs from Melbourne’s history and more.
The National Gallery of Victoria also has a second location by Federation Square where you can admire Aboriginal art, something that is beginning to be appreciated as much as it should. If you’re for a one-stop shop to culture in Melbourne than this is you’re best bet.
Shrine of Remembrance
Located just down the road from the National Gallery of Victoria, the Shrine of Remembrance is easily one of the best Australian-focused museums in the city.
Starting with the late 1800s and going all the way to present day, this museum covers Australian military history including all of the major wars and what they’re doing now.
What makes this museum quite so awesome is that it’s got some really cool interactive parts and some incredible history pieces like old uniforms and some glass partially melted into rock from Hiroshima.
Of all the culture in Melbourne, this one is most important to the history. With some amazing exhibits about Melbourne history to giant dinosaur skeletons you will absolutely love it.
At the moment, there’s even a really cool exhibit on Lego. This museum is certainly the pinnacle of culture in Melbourne because it focuses a lot on the city itself and it’s great regardless of whether you’re living there for the time being or just passing through.
This is an amazing city with so much to offer, but the culture in Melbourne is really what makes it so spectacularly special. If you’re in town, be sure to visit these three museums. We promise you won’t regret it.