Quality Hotel Taylors Lakes
7 Melton Highway
Taylors Lakes, VI 3038
Phone: (61) 3 92179500
Fax: (61) 3 93909609
7 Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes, VI, AU, 3038
- Phone: (61) 3 92179500
- Fax: (61) 3 93909609
Arts & Museums
Perched on the riverside, Scienceworks hosts a remarkable range of exhibits including the Planetarium, Spotswood Pumping Station and Stayin' Alive. Visitors can compare their strength and stamina with famous Olympians (such as Cathy Freeman), explore the intricacies of the human body, take an interstellar trip where no man has gone before or wander through the huge range of permanent and temporary exhibits. Check the web site or phone for details of what is on. Geared towards families, this has free barbecue facilities and picnic areas.
Located in the University of Melbourne campus, the Medical History Museum offers an insight into Australia’s contribution to medical science. Its collection of over 5,000 items makes it one of the largest of its kind in the country. Take a tour of the museum and marvel at historic equipment and microscopes, amputation and surgery kits, as well as show globes. The Savory and Moore Pharmacy from London is recreated in its premises showcasing a quintessential 19th-century pharmacy. In addition, it host an array of interesting exhibitions and programs throughout the year.
Brightly coloured tapestries hang from the walls and artists wander in regularly for workshops, just as they have done for countless millennia. The Koori Heritage Trust Inc. safeguards a way of life that was born in the Stone Age and survived the onslaught of the white invader.There are many artefacts, weapons, utensils and other memorabilia on display as well as Koori artists hard at work on selected days. With the gift shop selling a range of books and memorabilia, the Koori Heritage Trust is a first stop for anyone wanting to learn more about Australia's true cultural roots.
Since the year 1992, Steps Gallery is owned and operated by Meat Industry Employee's Superannuation Fund. The place is used to showcase some beautiful artworks by upcoming and fine artists. The gallery is also given out on rent for private exhibitions and displays. You will get to see some unique works fine art works as well as 3D displays and sculptures that will floor you. A wonderful place for all those looking forward to explore the local art of the city.
This is one of Australia's most exciting public art galleries, with a changing program of exhibitions of Australian and international contemporary art, design, craft, architecture and new media. The gallery also hosts open lectures, forums, and performances which contribute to the lively discussion and experience of contemporary culture. Exhibit include such varied areas as fashion photography, furniture design, architecture and pottery. You will find work by indigenous Australian artists, ethnic groups, and international cultural bodies. This gallery never fails to entertain and delight: well worth a visit.
The Rose Street Artists' Market is a unique concept of giving budding artists an outlet to showcase their work. It is regarded as a hidden treasure by the people of Melbourne. The work found on this street has impressed many. You may find a lot of unusual stuff, like furniture designs, fashion ensembles, intricate jewelry or paintings. Over 600 individuals sell their work here. They have developed this unique concept of having numerous displays and artists, where you can meet each one individually and buy their stuff. The market also features live entertainment for visitors.
Opened in 1841, Victoria's oldest surviving prison housed thousands of inmates over the years, including the infamous Ned Kelly who was hanged here in 1880. The architecture remains untouched, apart from a few modern conveniences. For braver souls, candlelight visits are also available. The gift shop sells a variety of Australian souvenirs as well as Kelly memorabilia. There is also a cafe nearby.
Outre is a retail art gallery specializing in weird and unusual art. This encompasses underground and alternative styles. Outre also sells related books, postcards and paraphernalia.
One of the more exciting libraries you could ever visit, The Wheeler Center not only provides thousands upon thousands of books, but it is also a hub for many different artists who will entertain you at their 200 seat performance space. It is also worth mentioning that many different events and programs were organized here by the The Wheeler Center, and there are always new ones being added to their calendar. Be sure to check out their web site for more details, since each month there is something new to learn or experience.
Bunjilaka is a name derived from the local language and is a cultural center and museum that holds exhibits related to the aboriginals. The Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre is located within the larger premises of the Melbourne Museum, however it is solely dedicated to the local tradition. Besides holding exhibits that contain artifacts and items that are witness to the local history, there are also events that happen here regularly. The museum began with a smoking ceremony that is typical to the aboriginal culture and is believed to clear the evil spirits surrounding the land. Check website for more details.
The new Melbourne Museum tags itself as a museum for the 21st Century and reflects a move to merge major museums and galleries under one roof. Three particular focal points of the Melbourne Museum are: Bunjilaka, providing a focus for Aboriginal activity in Victoria; the Children's Museum, in the form of a tilted cube, and the open-air Gallery of Life, exhibiting Victoria's flora and fauna. Improved Internet access is also a key feature, providing better public access to superb collections, research, exhibitions and educational packages. Three theme cafe/restaurants provide refreshments.
The Victoria Police Museum showcases the work of the state's police force since its beginnings in 1853. Highlights include old and modern police equipment such as the first breath analyzer machine, old uniforms, a fingerprint display, a motorcycle, communications equipment and the noted bush ranger Ned Kelly's armor, along with his signature in a watch house book. Students and researchers are invited to take advantage of the historical records kept on site. The gift shop sells police literature and memorabilia.