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Islamic Museum of Australia


Opened in Thornbury in 2014, Australia’s first Islamic Museum aims to foster a nuanced and realistic understanding of what it means to be an Australian Muslim.

Enveloped in its leafy, semi-industrial Thornbury location, the museum is not out of place. Equally, such is its thoughtful design, the museum would also look at home if it were in the Australian desert, amongst spinifex and atop the red earth, a place well known to the Afghan cameleers whose stories adorn its inner walls.

What's On

Join a tour or simply explore the museum freely, to learn about its contemporary Australian design and the inspiration behind the perforated corten steel façade, the reflection billabong and the calligraphic text that wraps the building’s exterior.

Images: (1) Billabong at the Islamic Museum of Australia. (2) Exterior of the Islamic Museum of Australia. (3) Inside near the front entrance of the Islamic Museum of Australia showcasing the Islamic calligraphy and light patterns from the corten steel façade. All photos: Misheye.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday, 30 July
Open 10am-4pm

Tours run 11am, 12:30pm
Running for 60 minutes. Bookings not required. Tour group capacity is limited and operates on a first come, first in basis.

Age Requirements

All Ages


Fully wheelchair accessible
Accessible bathroom


15A Anderson Road, Thornbury 3071

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