Address & Contact Details
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen VIC 3105
Telephone: 9850 1500
Tuesday – Sunday & Public Holidays: 10am – 5pm
Children under 12 FREE
Gardens & Sculpture Park FREE
Heide Museum of Modern Art welcomes visitors with disabilities and our staff will do everything possible to provide all visitors with a positive experience. Please contact the museum on (03) 9850 1500 if you have questions or to discuss your access requirements. Access to the museum and surrounding gardens can be challenging as Heide consists of a group of buildings on a sloping site, including two heritage-listed buildings which were originally private residences.
Click here for more detailed information on access to Heide I (the original farmhouse), Heide II (the modernist house), Heide III (main gallery), Café Vue at Heide and Sidney Myer Education Centre.
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Heide Museum of Modern Art is a unique combination of art, architecture, social history and landscape located just twenty minutes from Melbourne's CBD. Set within 16 acres of stunning parkland there are three separate gallery spaces, a sculpture park and heritage listed kitchen gardens to explore. The home of John and Sunday Reed from 1934 until 1981, when it became a public museum, Heide was transformed from a neglected former dairy farm into the beautiful site that it is today. The Reeds’ support and championing of the visual arts, literature, architecture and gardening made a significant and lasting contribution to Australian culture.
The core of Heide’s art collection comprises modernist works collected by Heide’s founders John and Sunday Reed, by artists as diverse in practice as Sam Atyeo, Charles Blackman, Mike Brown, Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, Edwin Tanner, Albert Tucker, Danila Vassilieff and Fred Williams, and a younger generation including Les Kossatz, Col Jordan and Sydney Ball.
The collection has since expanded through individual gifts and the donation of private collections, and now represents contemporary artists including Peter Booth, Patricia Piccinini, Hany Armanious and Rosalie Gascoigne. Heide’s large collection of outdoor sculpture includes works by Rick Amor, Inge King and Anish Kapoor.
Heide also holds artefacts, ephemera and archives relating to the artists closely associated with its history.
Café & Gallery Shop
Telephone: 03 9852 2346
Café Heide is located opposite the main entrance to the museum and offers great coffee, simple, fresh food and fast, friendly service. Dedicated to offering seasonal produce from the Heide I kitchen garden, Café Heide provides a rare dining experience in a truly beautiful environment.
For Café Heide enquiries, bookings and functions, please contact 03 9852 2346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone: 03 9850 1500
The Heide Store is a beautiful retail space located in Heide III, the main entrance to the museum. Heide retail staff work with exhibiting artists to design exclusive products, from Mirka Mora to Del Kathryn Barton. The store stocks a back catalogue of Heide publications, making a great addition to any art lover's bookshelf. Other merchandise includes a diverse range of jewellery, homewares, children’s toys and stationery. All major credit cards are accepted and selected products are available to be purchased online from http://heide-store.myshopify.com/. All online purchases will be posted within 3 working days anywhere in Australia.
Getting to the Gallery
Hurstbridge line to Heidelberg station and bus #903 (Mordialloc bound) to Heide. Disembark at the Bridge Street/Manningham Road stop. Estimated bus travel time is 5-10 minutes. Walk to Heide through Banksia Park, via pedestrian path next to the Helmet sculpture.
Melway Reference 32 E5.
FREE parking available on-site and additional parking available in adjoining Banksia Park (enter via 5 Templestowe Road).