The Johnston Collection is a place where people meet art and artists.

The Johnston Collection acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, exhibit and celebrate art and heritage.

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.

If you are planning a trip to The Johnston Collection, please check our VISIT section for hours and booking information.

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