Culture on a Budget in Melbourne – Hi travel junkies! Melbourne is so often linked to art and culture – and for good reason – with shows, productions, festivals, major events and exhibitions filling the calender all year round.

You don’t have to go all out to discover the rich arts and culture that define this city, there are plenty of venues to enjoy with free entry and activities.

01). State Library of Victoria
One of the world’s great libraries, the State Library houses items that showcase Victoria’s cultural life, past and present, with a collection that goes well beyond books. It holds thousands of significant items reflecting Victoria’s cultural and social heritage, including Ned Kelly’s armour. |

02). Shrine of Remembrance
Surrounded by 13 hectares of beautiful parkland and stunning city views, the Shrine is one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks. Visitors have been coming here since 1934 to honour the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping. |

03). Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Telling the story of modern world, ACMI is centre for all things pop culture and on screen art. Immerse yourself in film, television and digital culture in Screen World and discover how the moving image has changed the world. |

04). National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
With two magnificent galleries located a short walk apart and both with free entry to their permanent collections, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, and NGV International on the leafy boulevard of St Kilda Road, make it easy to enjoy the best of Melbourne’s art precinct. |

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