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Modern architectural courtyard featuring a large rusted metal box with perforations, surrounded by glass walls, over a tranquil pond with large stones and greenery.
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Islamic Museum of Australia

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Desypher 2014


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

The Islamic Museum of Australia will be open to the public for free, giving Melbournians an opportunity to see what lies behind our rusted Corten steel veil. We have five permanent galleries and two visiting gallery spaces.

Children's Activities

Children will be given self-guided tour worksheets.

Images (1-3): Islamic Museum. Photos: Misheye.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Open access 10am-4pm


Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby, Sensory friendly, Elevator access


15A Anderson Rd, Thornbury VIC 3071

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