Ticketing and venue information
Top Designs 2018 will take place between Saturday 17 March 2018 and Sunday 15 July 2018.
For education bookings
School visit information page. Bookings are available from Friday 1 December 2017.
Entry to Top Designs is free with museum entry. Students can enter Melbourne Museum for free.
The exhibitor lists for Top Designs 2018 will be available for download in February 2018.
Top Designs is held at Melbourne Museum, located in Carlton Gardens between Rathdowne St and Nicholson St, Melbourne.
Public transport near Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum is located a short walking distance from train,
bus and tram services.
Parliament Railway Station
City loop train to Parliament Station.
Nicholson St trams
Tram route 86 or
tram route 96 to corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets.
City Circle trams
City Circle Tram to Victoria Parade.
Rathdowne St buses
Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne Street.
Local bicycle facilities include bike lanes on Rathdowne St and Canning St. There is also a shared pedestrian/bike path on Nicholson St. Bicycle racks on the Plaza provide ample bike parking just outside the front door.
For more information about visiting Melbourne Museum, please go to the
Melbourne Museum website.
Melbourne Museum has wheelchair access within the museum to get around the exhibition spaces with ease. A variety of seating options within different areas of the exhibition space are available if rest is required.
Guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome at the Melbourne Museum. The Top Designs exhibition space has good lighting and object labels adhere to larger print/clearer font/colour contrast requirements.
The Top Designs catalogue comes with a USB which includes a PDF version of the catalogue and extra educational information. This can be enlarged to suit visibility requirements. Catalogues are available from the Museum bookshop for the duration of the exhibition or you can order back issues from the VCAA via this order form:
Catalogue and DVD Sale – VCE Season of Excellence form (pdf - 57.49kb).
Audio described tours will be presented in 2017. Please visit the Melbourne Museum website for bookings and further information, or call Melbourne Museum on 13 11 02.
Guide dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome at the Melbourne Museum
Screen based works at Top Designs are subtitled.
For information about venue accessibility, visit the
Melbourne Museum accessibility webpage.