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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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Unique display and visit experiance

We took some friends from Sydney to see the Christmas "Feast" display. A beautiful welcome to the... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Malvic5
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Brighton Victoria
The Feast, collection of handcraft

The most wonderful collection of beautifully handcrafted goodies. The welcome coffee was delicious... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Bonnie R
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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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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We took some friends from Sydney to see the Christmas "Feast" display. A beautiful welcome to the home and a small group personnel house tour to see unique Christmas embroidery and artisans skilled works. A very beautiful display and personal tour thoroughly enjoyed by all....More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The most wonderful collection of beautifully handcrafted goodies. The welcome coffee was delicious, the guides incredibly passionate and knowledgeable, the pickup at the Pullman very convenient. I can't wait to see what's next... A must visit.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I enjoyed a visit some years ago to view the Christmas Collection. I also contributed a little plate of knitted mince tarts to an exhibition of hand - made pieces by various embroidery groups who were asked to create pieces for the Christmas Collection. These...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This year the annual Christmas display is called FEAST and what a visually feast it is. Exceptional this year, loved the kitchen display with the needlework vegetables and pretty blue and white paintings, the kitchen is always special. It is a lovely Christmas tradition to...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely time admiring the Christmas display of creations of talented Victorian artists. The Johnston museum is gem . My Scottish visitors loved it. The volunteer guides are extremely efficient , charming and very accommodating .

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Very much a house Museum capturing the lifestyle of someone who had taste, the means tot indulge and a mild touch of eccentricity. In a keenly retained residential area - adding to its sense of being a house museum rather than a presentation piece, display...More

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Louis L, Director | Curator at The Johnston Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks for your lovely feedback. We hope you will visit us again!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

So, my wife reads something on TimeOut saying that this is one of the things you must do before you die. Really? Ok, so we went. First off, I'm not a huge art buff. I do appreciate interior design and architecture as I did study...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is one of Melbourne's hidden gems. I went about 20 years ago & have referred others since. This week I was with some embroidery friends visiting Melbourne & I decided to expose them to this gem. They were all delighted with the tour. The...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed in what was suppose to be the Johnston Christmas display. Does a Christmas tree in four rooms constitute a Christmas exhibit? It was an arts and crafts display by people i have never heard of. Not much Johnston in that.More

Thank Di B
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Louis L, Director | Curator at The Johnston Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear Di B Thank you for your feedback. We were sorry to hear that your visit to The Johnston Collection was not what you expected. Since 2003 we have invited makers from a different region in Victoria to create new works for the annual exhibition....More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The Art Collection hotel group has out done itself with” The Johnson”in Brisbane. A spacious room, filled with diverse snacks, artwork, great food menu from the restaurant, clean room and excellent toiletries supplied. This is the second time I have visited this hotel and I...More

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Louis L, Director | Curator at The Johnston Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Nightsky123 We do love Art Hotel and the namesake artist, Michael Johnson, however, we think you’ve placed your review here in error. The Johnston Collection is an exhibition-house in Melbourne! We do have spacious rooms, great artworks, nice light refreshments and excellent toilet(rie)s! And...More

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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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