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Grainger Museum

Royal Parade | University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
+61 3 8344 5270
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A surprise visit

My cousin in England had asked me if I could send him information about Percy Grainger. I admit... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Paula S
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Melbourne, Australia
Was somewhat disappointed this time

I had visited here twice a few decades ago when there was much more on display, even though it was... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Betula103
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Australia
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

My cousin in England had asked me if I could send him information about Percy Grainger. I admit that I knew little about the composer, so decided to pay the museum a visit last week. I spent almost two hours there, fascinated by the extensive...More

1  Thank Paula S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I had visited here twice a few decades ago when there was much more on display, even though it was somewhat disordered; but that was the charm and excitement of the place considering Grainger's character. Nowadays it seems that museums in general opt for limited...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We had never heard of Percy Grainger prior to visiting the museum. He was an odd sort. The lady who welcomed us was very helpful in giving us an overview of the museum.

Thank Diane K
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.

1  Thank moyinOz
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...More

Thank JohnG3121
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...More

Thank Nick L
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...More

Thank Jeffry B
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"....More

Thank Anna S
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...More

Thank Jeffry B
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...More

Thank Peter R
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