TarraWarra Museum of Art

In light of State Government advice relating to COVID-19, and with the safety of our staff and visitors in mind, we have extended TarraWarra Museum of Art’s temporary closure until mid-July.

We’re carefully planning measures to implement at the Museum to keep everyone healthy, in accordance with Government guidelines, and look forward to sharing further details of our reopening soon. We’ve also taken this opportunity to make some improvements to our gallery spaces to make the Museum even better than before.

In the meantime, please stay connected with us online through our #tarrawarraathome digital content series, including a virtual exhibition plus collection insights, catalogues and essays, creative activities for kids and families, video interviews and more on our InstagramFacebook and Twitter!


TarraWarra Museum of Art is located in the beautiful Yarra Valley region, just one hour’s drive from Melbourne.

Throughout each year the Museum presents seasonally changing exhibitions within an award-winning building set in the rolling hills of the natural landscape.

Since opening in 2003, the Museum has become recognised as a cultural jewel of the Yarra Valley, providing visitors with an enjoyable and inspiring experience which combines stunning architecture with the very best of Australian and international modern and contemporary art.

TarraWarra captures the vision of the Museum’s founders, philanthropists Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AC, passionate collectors of Australian art from the 1950s to the present day. Not only did they gift the building that houses the Museum, but also a significant proportion of their collection of modern and contemporary Australian art for the enjoyment of all visitors from Australia and abroad.

Committed to fostering a passionate engagement with art within a relaxing environment, TarraWarra Museum of Art is unmissable when planning your visit to the Yarra Valley. The Museum provides accessible car parking and easy access to all galleries.

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Opening hours:

Tuesday to Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Open all public holidays excluding Christmas Day

Summer Season - open 7 days a week from Boxing Day to Australia Day

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