a curved, sloping, steep grade (15.5 17%) to the basement. The museum holds
audio visual presentations, heritage tours and public seminars.
Joshua McLellan Print Gallery
15 Collins St, Joshua McLellan Print Gallery, gradient off the street (8.3 10%) to
foyer with lift to the second floor. The gallery occupies two rooms of an ex
apartment, the corridors are narrow.
A.R.T. Gallery Eden
45 Collins St, A.R.T. Gallery Eden (9654 1351, Shop 14 Collins Place, M F 11am
6pm), is accessed via the driveway to the Sofitel Hotel off Collins St.
Ebes Douwma Antique Prints and Maps
77 Bourke St, Ebes Douwma Antique Prints and Maps, (9654 6504), slight graded
The Victorian Arts Centre
100 St Kilda Rd, The Victorian Arts Centre, (9281 8000, guided tours M F 12 &
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
2.30pm, Sat 10.30am & 12, Sun 2.30 backstage, adults $9, child/concession $6.50
& family $20), the Performing Arts Museum (free) and the George Adams
Gallery are available in the centre. Refer to Chapter 8 covering Theatres.
The National Gallery of Victoria
In St Kilda Rd next to the Victorian Arts Centre is The National Gallery of Victoria,
(9208 0222) but it is shut for renovations and improvements which are expected to
take two years to complete. A temporary gallery is being established in the
Museum building, behind the Victorian State Library.
The Museum of Victoria
Nicholson St, Carlton, is the new site for the Museum of Victoria where a special
purpose is being constructed and due to open by the end of the year 2000. Located
next to the Royal Exhibition Building.
The Royal Exhibition Building
Nicholson St, Carlton. The Royal Exhibition Building was once the largest building in
Australia and is a significant symbol of the confidence and optimism of the 19th
Century industrial age. It began as the site of Melbourne's International Exposition
of 1880 81, it also housed the International Exhibition in 1888, it was used as
Australia's first Parliament in 1891 and has been used for Victoria's State