Chill Out Things to do in Melbourne Today
Melbourne Gaol in Melbourne
Old Melbourne Gaol is a museum in the city centre, which operated as a prison from its opening in 1842 to 1929. The museum offers a glimpse into life in the 1800s; some mentally ill and homeless people were also interred in the prison, and the harsh conditions they were subject to seem quite shocking by modern standards.
Immigration Museum in Melbourne
The Immigration Museum is a celebration of the melting pot of modern-day Australia, and the many cultures that have come together to make this country what it is today. Located in the beautiful Old Customs House, the museum tells the stories of the diverse populations of Melbourne and Victoria at large and tells of the immigration experience, the definitions of identity.
Lygon Street Italian Precinct Melbourne
The Lygon Street Italian Precinct, also known as Little Italy, is a gorgeous leafy street running through several Melbournian suburbs, with a rich café culture that introduced Melbourne to the love of high-quality coffee for which the city is now famous. You’ll find world-class Italian dining here, as well as Italian produce and culture stores, the beautiful Lygon Buildings, and shopping boutiques.
The Block Arcade Melbourne
The Block Arcade is a retail precinct housed in a gorgeous heritage shopping arcade, opened in 1892. Rich in history and boasting stunning architecture, the Block Arcade is a step into the nostalgia of the past, as well as housing some lovely luxury boutiques, and the quirky Art of Dr Seuss gallery, the Hopetoun tearooms and Haigh’s chocolates.
Visit Galleries in Melbourne
There are over 100 galleries in Melbourne, ranging from small studio galleries to the huge NGV, and with almost any art style you can imagine, including Melbourne’s iconic Heidelberg style. If you’re an art lover, then you may wish to spend several days getting to know Melbourne’s vibrant art scene.
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