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The Johnston Collection

Meet at Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9416 2515
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A snapshot of 20th century melbourne

We enjoyed an exploration of mr johnstone's east melbourne home featuring a personal collection of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MarkandAlla
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Perth, Australia
Experience the “treasure trove” with the Johnston Collection.

From the moment we arrived Wendy was welcoming and informed.....Louis the atmosphere is something... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Russell A
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Winnellie
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Meet at Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed an exploration of mr johnstone's east melbourne home featuring a personal collection of memorabilia, art work, craft, furniture and of course the house. It is a wonderful part of older melbourne to visit. Our host was delightful, knowledgeable and humerous. Anyone interested in...More

Thank MarkandAlla
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived Wendy was welcoming and informed.....Louis the atmosphere is something special when you have that first “taste” of this amazing collection and are walked through with the added treasure of artists that continue to contribute in amazing ways......the detailed information and...More

Thank Russell A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Johnson Collection is a wonderful experience. Themes are generated, such as Animals or Patterns of Collecting, and artists are asked to respond to works in the Fine Arts and Decorative museum collection by making their own works and arranging the museum rooms with their...More

Thank Gail C
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Our lovely American guide gave us a fascinating tour into the world of Mr. Johnston an Australian antiques dealer. Furniture & objets d art beautifully exhibited, our guide had a depth of knowledge, who knew how "Silhouettes" got their name, why the walls are painted...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We took some friends from Sydney to see the Christmas "Feast" display. A beautiful welcome to the home and a small group personnel house tour to see unique Christmas embroidery and artisans skilled works. A very beautiful display and personal tour thoroughly enjoyed by all....More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The most wonderful collection of beautifully handcrafted goodies. The welcome coffee was delicious, the guides incredibly passionate and knowledgeable, the pickup at the Pullman very convenient. I can't wait to see what's next... A must visit.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I enjoyed a visit some years ago to view the Christmas Collection. I also contributed a little plate of knitted mince tarts to an exhibition of hand - made pieces by various embroidery groups who were asked to create pieces for the Christmas Collection. These...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This year the annual Christmas display is called FEAST and what a visually feast it is. Exceptional this year, loved the kitchen display with the needlework vegetables and pretty blue and white paintings, the kitchen is always special. It is a lovely Christmas tradition to...More

Thank Annie W
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely time admiring the Christmas display of creations of talented Victorian artists. The Johnston museum is gem . My Scottish visitors loved it. The volunteer guides are extremely efficient , charming and very accommodating .

Thank Danielle H
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Very much a house Museum capturing the lifestyle of someone who had taste, the means tot indulge and a mild touch of eccentricity. In a keenly retained residential area - adding to its sense of being a house museum rather than a presentation piece, display...More

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Louis L, Director | Curator at The Johnston Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thanks for your lovely feedback. We hope you will visit us again!

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gregmeyer55
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Response from Louis L | Property representative |
Hi The Johnston Collection is open weekdays with three guided tours each day - at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. Please go to our webpage to make a booking directly or you can phone us 03 9416 2515 during office hours. All our... More
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