Melbourne Holocaust Museum


Encompassing the existing heritage building on the south-eastern corner, the new Melbourne Holocaust Museum is conceived in stark contrast to the bunker-like forms of many Holocaust museums around the world.

KTA’s design incorporates clay and glass bricks on the façade providing a strong connection to the street and the public realm while the interior spaces are infused with natural light and connection to views of the expansive sky and bay.

The new five-storey building combines museum, research, education and staff offices and amenity linked by a beautifully detailed circulation core. Enjoy a rare ‘first’ experience and insight into this world-class museum celebrating Jewish culture, history and education as part of the Open House Weekend themed Built/Unbuilt.

What's On

Join architect, Kerstin Thompson AM in conversation with museum director Jayne Josem for this very special tour of the newly completed spaces of the Melbourne Holocaust Museum.

This is a rare opportunity to experience the building in its pure architectural form and prior to its fit-out and occupation with extensive exhibitions and programming.

Images: (1) Melbourne Holocaust Museum. Designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects. Photo: Derek Swalwell. (2) Melbourne Holocaust Museum: David Neustein.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 31 July
Tours at 11am and 2pm, running 60 minutes in groups of 30.
Bookings required. $10 commitment fee

This event is booked out and the waitlist exhausted.

Age Requirements

All Ages


Fully wheelchair accessible
Accessible bathroom
Accessible parking nearby


13 Selwyn St, Elsternwick 3185

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