Burrinja Cultural Centre selected as part of The Guardian's top picks for visitors to Melbourne.

Boasting stunning architecture and a rich history of wonderfully chosen creative engagements, we discover exactly why Burrinja Cultural Centre is part of The Guardian's top picks for visitors to Melbourne.

Set in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, and just an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD can be found Burrinja Cultural Centre. This is a vibrant community cultural centre that has attracted visitors from abroad as well as having a committed local following. Recognised nationally as Australia’s best small museum, and now internationally, as part of the Guardian’s top ten visit tips in the world’s most liveable city - Melbourne.

See the identity of our rich Indigenous-Australian history captured in the stunning architecture of the building. Immerse yourself in regional culture by discovering all that the arts hub has to offer. Explore multiple gallery spaces for touring exhibitions, a large 400 seat theatre for live productions, art activities tailored for all ages, artist studios and workshop rooms to assist share talents and inspire community engagement and inclusion as well as a gallery shop for those end of day purchases. Watching a show? Grab a pre-show coffee or drink at Skylark Room - the theatre's very own licensed cafe and live music venue.

Check out the Art of Place Indigenous Cultural Garden, a place to reflect, learn, gather and celebrate the local indigenous culture or join the queue and discover the gallery’s Indigenous art collection. This is a comprehensive Indigenous Art & Culture tour run by Burrinja for over 17 years. Discover the stories and culture behind the paintings, the artists and their land.

Hours | Open Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Alongside Burrinja Cultural Centre, other worthy names can be found. The famous National Gallery of Victoria, Cherry Bar - a musician’s live music heaven and the 36-hectare Royal Botanic Gardens which houses over 8,500+ plant species.

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Burrinja Cultural Centre

Set in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, live music, arts activities and events, artist studios, gardens, workshops and a café.