Once the home of Melbourne couple, John and Sunday Reed, Heide Museum of Modern Art, or Heide as it is affectionately known, is a unique combination of art, architecture, social history and landscape just twenty minutes from Melbourne's CBD. With three galleries, stunning architecture and fifteen acres of gardens and sculpture park to explore, there is something for everyone at Heide.
Closed Good Friday 14 April
Seniors' Day every Tuesday $16
Getting to Heide
Melway Reference 32 E5.
FREE parking available on-site and additional parking available in adjoining Banksia Park (enter via 5 Templestowe Road).
20 minutes from Flinders Street taxi rank in Melbourne’s CBD, via the Eastern freeway (Bulleen Road exit).
By Public Transport
Train (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.
Heide is located next to Banksia Park near the Main Yarra Trail. From Westerfolds Park in Templestowe, this 33km bike trail passes ancient gums and billabongs before ending at Southbank. With a flat grade and good quality track, this trail makes for an enjoyable experience and a truly ‘green’ way to travel to Heide.
The parking at Heide is not suitable for buses so we advise bus and coach drivers to park in the bays on Templestowe Road, immediately preceding the entrance to the museum at 7 Templestowe Road (alongside picket fence).
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 Heide and Sidney Myer Education Centre.
We hope that this information is useful in helping you to plan your visit. If there are questions we have not answered, or if you have any feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 9850 1500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover more about the art on display and the history of Heide in one of our guided tours, daily at 2pm. Click here to view upcoming tours and programs or ask at the information desk. Free with admission.
Group bookings are welcome. For information on tours, costs and availability please contact our public programs manager on (03) 9850 1500 or email email@example.com
FOOD & DRINK
Café Heide, is located in the sculpture plaza opposite the main entrance of the museum, serving coffee, breakfast, a delicious lunch-time menu and afternoon teas.
A water fountain is located outside the Sidney Myer Education Centre.
Food and drink is not permitted inside the galleries.
COATS & BAGS
Due to the fragile nature of the art on display we ask that large items of luggage are left in the cloaking facility before entering the galleries. The cloaking facilities are guarded at all times, but please note that items are left at the owner's risk.
DRAWING IN THE GALLERIES
Visitors are welcome to draw inside the exhibition spaces using graphite pencils. Pencils are available from the information desk in Heide III, the main entrance to the museum.
FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY
Video filming, flash and tripod photography (including "selfie sticks") are not permitted inside the galleries. If you wish to seek copyright approval to photograph a work of art for publication please contact the Marketing & Communications department on (03) 9850 1500.
A permit is required for commercial filming and photography in the grounds and a fee is applicable. Please click here for more information.