Australian Music Vault

Mon 8th November, 2021 – Tue 31st December, 2024
10:00am – 5:00pm
Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Australian music’s past and present is on interactive display at Arts Centre Melbourne.

The Australian Music Vault is a permanent free exhibition at Arts Centre Melbourne - one that celebrates the stories behind some of this country’s greatest musical moments.

On display alongside interactive digital experiences and rare archival footage, the exhibition is packed with stunning costumes, iconic musical instruments and classic memorabilia. Want to check out Molly Meldrum’s hat? This is the place to visit.

Featuring objects from artists such as Baker Boy, Mo’Ju, Missy Higgins, Chrissy Amphlett, AC/DC, Olivia Newton-John, Archie Roach, Kylie Minogue and many more, it’s a tangible link to the performers and performances that have shaped the Australian music scene.

For a more immersive experience, step into The Amplifier and be surrounded by the sights and sounds of some of Australia’s most powerful musical moments. Feel the thrill of the first Sunbury festival in 1972, soak in the sensations of Melbourne’s massive SLAM Rally, explore the range of artists uncovered by Triple J Unearthed and relive the heady days of a live Countdown recording.

You can even take your own free digital mixtape home with you – just grab a mixtape card when you arrive, tap to collect songs when you see the Spotify logo during your visit, then check your email for your personalised playlist.

The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm. For more information, see here.

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