The Grainger Museum is a repository of items documenting the life, career and music of the composer, folklorist, educator and pianist Percy Grainger (b. Melbourne, 1882; d. White Plains, New York, 1961), located in the grounds of the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.Add Grainger Museum and other attractions to your Melbourne trip itinerary using our Melbourne road trip site.
In the early 1920s, Grainger began to develop an idea for an autobiographical museum so that "all very intimate letters or notes should be deposited in an Australian Grainger Museum, preferably in birth-town Melbourne". Grainger was a linguistic purist, advocating for the use of a 'Blue-Eyed English' derived from Anglo-Saxon and Germanic glossary. As a result, he generally used the word 'past-hoard-house' for museums, but agreed to the word 'museum' in this case.
Grainger Museum Reviews
I have always liked the music of Australian born Percy Grainger, and I have played it in band as well, so visiting the museum he founded at the University of Melbourne was high on my list when... more »
I did this as part of a tour of the all the museums and galleries I could find within Melbourne University but the Grainger is so good that it warrants a special trip. It's substantial, has a... more »
Cool museum hidden near Melbourne Uni Music Department. I went to see the Synthesizer exhibition in 2018, and that was epic. The staff are knowledgeable and passionate. A lovely little space with some awesome free exhibitions. Worth a look-see :)
Great arrangement of all items in he museum. They are all interesting and full of information. I must say whatever I saw in this museum was very unique and all related to development of music in Australia. The staffs were very kind and ready to provide you information. Will definitely return for the next exhibition.
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