Confirmed bookings are essential.

We pride ourselves on the welcome we offer to all our visitors but please be aware that special conditions apply when visiting us.

All visitors must arrive via The Johnston Collection courtesy bus.

We encourage all visitors to arrive at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne by public transport.



Open Wednesday to Sunday, with three tours daily at 10.00 am,
12.00 noon and 2.00 pm
. We are closed on public holidays.

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The Johnston Collection is located in a residential area.

For this reason, we do not publish our address.

All visitors must arrive via The Johnston Collection courtesy bus with pick-up at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, ten minutes before the start of the event you have booked into.

Entry will not be permitted to those coming directly to the Collection including confirmed bookings.

Visitors can opt to return to the Pullman Melbourne on the Park in our courtesy bus at the completion of their visit.

Please allow up to 2 hours for Fairhall exhibition-house tours

We encourage all visitors to arrive at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne by public transport.


PO Box 79, East Melbourne VIC 8002
+61 3 9416 2515


We have set up a number of measures to keep you safe while visiting TJC including timed ticketing, placing hand sanitiser at key points around the museum and SHOP and installing signage to encourage social distancing.

If you have a mobility, visual or hearing impairment, we are here to help. 

Please note there is no lift in Fairhall exhibition-house and access to the second floor requires climbing a fairly steep staircase comprising 21 steps to the first landing and then a further 8 steps to reach the second level.

Wheelchair and walker access is limited to the Ground Floor in the Administration Building and Fairhall exhibition-house. A foldable chair is available Fairhall exhibition-house for visitors on request. 

If you have any condition that requires special consideration please contact us by email or by telephone +61 3 9416 2515 before you book a ticket online.

Children must be aged eight and above. All children must have a confirmed booking and be supervised by an adult at all times. 

Please wear appropriate and comfortable shoes for the Fairhall exhibition-house tour. All properties have stairs and steps and surfaces are uneven in places.

Photography with a mobile phone is allowed on all tours for personal use only.

Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks and video recording are not permitted.
Except on social media, photography may not be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from The Johnston Collection.
Please contact us if you are interested in arranging professional photo or video shoots.

As always, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors is our top priority, and we are strictly complying with the Victorian Government public health directions to protect everyone who comes through our doors.

When you visit TJC you are agreeing to abide by our Terms & Conditions of entry and any COVIDSafe guidelines. Please note these conditions may change based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer.

The Johnston Collection will no longer be accepting payment by cheque as of 1 July 2019. From 1 July 2019 you will be charged a fee of $25 for processing for each cheque payment. No further cheques will be received other than by prior arrangement.

The Johnston Collection is a small, independent and volunteer-based organisation. This change will assist with the delivery of our programs and allow us to devote more time to creating more wonderful events for you all.

TJC uses CCTV camera surveillance throughout various areas and images are monitored and recorded for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety. Retention periods can vary due to changes in system requirements, but they are managed at all times in accordance with applicable Commonwealth and Victorian legislation, as well as Australian standards which govern the use, management, and disclosure of data for privacy, public safety and security reasons.

TJC manages your information in accordance with privacy legislation and other applicable laws and will only use the information for the purposes for which it was collected.

For more information, please see our Privacy Statement. You can also contact us with questions on our privacy policy by emailing

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