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Heide Museum of Modern Art

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Address: 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen, Manningham, Victoria 3105, Australia
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+61 3 9850 1500
10:00 - 17:00
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Ground zero for modern art in Australia! This place is important...

If you are an art lover or just want to share the gift of art with your kids, the Heide is a unique treasure in the Australian art world. Heide Museum of Modern Art began life in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are an art lover or just want to share the gift of art with your kids, the Heide is a unique treasure in the Australian art world. Heide Museum of Modern Art began life in 1934 as the home of Melbourne couple John and Sunday Reed and has since evolved into one of Australia's most important cultural institutions.Having... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK ambience (bit crowded, rushed), but service and food a bit average for its reputation. Menu not extensive or imaginative.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heide has really interesting display spaces - from the gardens and the 3 key buildings. We enjoyed Charles Blackman in Heide 1, were a bit confused by Boyds work in Heide 2 but loved the exhibition of 3 women modern artists in Heide 3. Georgia O'Keefe's work is amazing and her life was inspirational (to age 98).

Thank Dianna C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The home of John and Sunday Reed, art patrons extraordinaire, is now a museum and sculpture park where the exploits and artworks of Sidney Nolan, Charles Blackman, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, Arthur Boyd et alii come to life.

Thank Tony K
Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great Modern Art Gallery with three separate buildings each with a different exhibition. This Gallery has a really interesting history connected to the Heidelberg School of Artists. Wheelchair access is available except Heide 2 which has steep steps to reach the lower level. There is a cafe during the day and at night this becomes a well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful native gardens , sculptures and river backdrop. Galleries display Australian art and rich history of this historical site.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We use to visit Heide every year while visiting our daughter. This time the exhibition was very good. I liked very much the work of Margaret Preston, an australian painter ! Good artist ! You can also watch some of her paintings on internet when you google her ! Heide museum isn't cheap and the café neither. But you will... More 

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McCrae, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on a wet Melbourne day exploring contemporary modern artworks in several small gallery spaces. Ventured around the sculpture park dodging the rain. Took the time to enjoy coffee and cake at the cafe and to complete our visual arts immersion we ventured into the old homestead gallery space to view works by Charles Blackman.

Thank Trina1410
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Several small galleries on the site, located in spacious gardens and woodland. Quirky outdoor sculptures. Good exhibitions including Nolan, Tucker, and on my visit, Georgia O'Keefe. Would have received an Excellent rating, were it not for the disappointing restaurant experience. My lunch lacked one of the advertised ingredients (goats cheese), and the staff tried to make out it had melted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Spent a couple of pleasant hours here wandering around the sculpture park and grounds, finished with a very nice lunch in the cafe. Wasn't a large menu but the three of us didn't have any trouble choosing our meals. Cost to the Sculpture park & grounds is free, there is plenty of parking with sheltered areas for picnics & bbq's,... More 

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