Grainger Museum, Melbourne

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Grainger Museum, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Grainger Museum Archive
  • Special Collections and Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne


  • University

Contact area


Dr Heather Gaunt primary contact



Street address

Gate 13, Royal Parade, Parkville





Country name

Postal code



03 8344 5270




Description area


The Grainger Museum - the only purpose-built autobiographical museum in Australia - is home to a wonderful collection of art, photographs, costumes, music scores and instruments acquired by Percy Grainger, an icon of twentieth century Australian musical culture.

Geographical and cultural context

The Museum is on the University of Melbourne's Parkville campus in Melbourne, Victoria.

Mandates/Sources of authority

The Museum was established by Percy Grainger in conjunction with the University of Melbourne, with the University providing the site and ongoing management and Percy providing the building and some funding.

Administrative structure

The Museum forms part of the Special Collections and Grainger Museum unit within University Services.

Records management and collecting policies

The Museum does not actively collect however, in rare circumstances, material may be purchased or received as donation.


The Museum faces Royal Parade, Parkville. There is an additional store in Brunswick and staff offices are at the Baillieu Library at the University of Melbourne. Public access is only via the Museum on Royal Parade or via the Reading Room, level 3 of the Baillieu Library.


The archives are the collected papers of Percy Grainger. They relate both to Percy Grainger and were collected by him about others. There are also several smaller collections acquired later by the Museum and consistent with the Museum's objectives.

Finding aids, guides and publications

See our website for access to the catalouge:

Access area

Opening times

The Museum is open 12 noon to 4 pm every day except Saturdays, public and University holidays.

The archives can be ordered from the Reading Room website where they will made available for use.

Access conditions and requirements

Access to the Museum is free.
Access to the archival collection is via the Reading Room (see ) and is also without charge.
Researchers using the archival collection will be required to register and order material via our online ordering system (


Services area

Research services

The Museum does not provide a research service. Where detailed research is required, researchers can order material and view these in the Reading Room or engage a private records agent/researcher to undertake the work on their behalf.

Reproduction services

The Museum does not provide a general copying service. Where digitising items requested by researchers is in the interest of the collection, these may be approved for copying. Fees will apply.

Public areas

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 13 April 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Travel and Exploration (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Gate 13, Royal Parade, Parkville
Melbourne, Victoria 3010