The Johnston Collection is a multi award-winning and critically acclaimed museum that invites creatives from the broader visual arts and design communities to re-interpret the Collection through a regular program of re-installation and interventions of the permanent collection.
The museum has a superb collection of English Georgian, Regency, and Louis XV fine and decorative arts, and objet d’art which was a gift from William Robert Johnston (1911-1986) to the people of Victoria. Johnston was a prominent Melbourne-born antique dealer, real estate investor and collector. The Collection is displayed in a constantly changing domestic setting, in his former residence, Fairhall, an historic East Melbourne townhouse.
The museum also offers special exhibitions, study days, lectures and workshops throughout the year, sharing stories and inspiring communities.
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The Johnston Collection
192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
03 9416 2515
WEEKDAY GUIDED TOURS
Open Wednesday to Friday, with three tours daily at 10.00 am,
12.00 noon and 2.00 pm. We are closed on public holidays.
WEEKEND GUIDED TOURS
Open Saturday and Sunday, with three tours daily at 10.00 am,
12.00 noon and 2.00 pm.
All visitors must arrive via The Johnston Collection courtesy bus.
Confirmed bookings are essential.