The stunningly designed Yarra Ranges Regional Museum offers eclectic, stimulating, informative and enjoyable experiences all year round.
Since it opened in 2011, the Museum has attracted accolades and won multiple awards for its architectural appeal, accessibility and more.
Thousands of visitors each year are drawn to its exhibitions, café, resource library, museum shop, programs for all ages and tranquil surrounds.
The museum regularly showcases some of Australia’s best known contemporary artists, pop culture, science and innovation. It also specialises in exhibitions which present Yarra Ranges unique culture and heritage as part of the Australian story.
Its permanent collection includes art, artefacts and memorabilia bringing to life stories about some of Yarra Ranges most influential people, places and monuments.
A special online feature of the museum includes photographs, documents, artworks and objects.
There is ample street parking around the building, most of which is free of charge. Please check time limits for street parking outside the Museum and in nearby streets.
The Museum is an easy, 8 minute walk from Lilydale Train Station.
- Lift access to Level 2 gallery spaces
- Accessible toilet
- Our smallest doorway is the Resource Room which is 820mm wide (all gallery spaces are much wider)
- There are no steps into any rooms
- There is a disabled parking space close to the main entrance
- There is a ramp from the cafe down to the spacious, relaxing Melba Park
Gracious Grace café is open 7 days with elegant food made from local produce, and great coffee.
Call (03) 9735 2223 for café bookings and more information.
Group Tours and School Visits
Get the most out of your visit with a Museum-led group tour. One of our curators or specialist museum staff will tell you all about our significant collections and the exhibitions we currently have on display. Your group will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn stories from the collection and history of the region.
With a constantly changing schedule of fascinating exhibitions, a fully accessible venue, free parking outside and fabulous views over Melba Park, a visit to the Museum is the perfect day out for you and your group.
We recommend a minimum of 60 minutes for the introductory tour (15-mins) and time to explore the exhibitions.
Coming to the Museum with your school group? Teacher-guided visits are free during opening hours, however bookings are essential. For Museum-led visits, please book as early as possible to ensure you can secure your preferred date and time.
We are currently offering Museum-led school experiences for each temporary and touring exhibition on show in The Box Gallery.
If you have a specific learning need or enquiry, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate.
Visit the Museum’s website for details of current and upcoming exhibitions.
For up-to-date information, follow us on Instagram or Facebook.
Sign up to the Culture Tracks email for news and announcements about exhibitions, events, arts, culture and heritage across Yarra Ranges.
Teacher-guided and self-guided group visits to the Museum are free but bookings are essential. For Museum-led tours and school groups, prices are:
During Opening Hours
Outside Opening Hours
(Exclusive access to Museum and exhibitions)
Group Tour – Museum Guided
$3 per person
$100 (up to 30 pax)
School Groups – Museum Guided
$3 per person
$100 (up to 30 pax)
*Teachers, parents, carers, support workers and bus drivers do not incur a fee.
*If your group size is more than 30, please discuss this directly with us.
Food and Catering
The Museum is home to the beautiful Gracious Grace café. If you would like to book a table for coffee, lunch or dinner, or arrange catering for your group, please contact them directly. You can book via the website or call 9735 222.
Alternatively, Melba Park behind the Museum is the perfect spot for a picnic on a sunny day, with a great playground. There are plenty of take-away options nearby.
Enquiries and Payment
Payment for all Museum-led group and school bookings will be processed as one transaction.
Our preference is for payment by invoice.
Please contact our team on 03 9294 6511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
35-37 Castella St, Lilydale 3140 View Map