Museo Italiano

A special place for Italian culture in Australia
– right in the heart of Melbourne's Carlton

Plan your visit

Museo Italiano is a permanent exhibition which draws on and displays the records, images and objects from CO.AS.IT.'s Italian Historical Society. It is open to the public and features a special program for school groups.

About the themes   Visits by school groups               

Educational programs
Offering a special education program for teachers of Italian, English and SOSE – with self-guided or staff-led options – Museo Italiano is the perfect place for your next excursion!
School visits
Exhibitions and cultural events

Complementing the Museo's permanent collections, CO.AS.IT. regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and cultural events.
(Photo: ©Emilio Cresciani)

Cultural program
The IHS Collection
The Italian Historical Society has a extensive collection of historic material documenting the Italian presence in Australia which is a useful resource for researchers.


Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 12noon to 5pm

Closed on public holidays | Groups by appointment

General admission is free

Contact us  Plan your visit

What's on? CO.AS.IT. cultural and community events

  • Conferenza Nazionale dei Docenti di Italiano

    Conferenza Nazionale dei Docenti di Italiano

    Teachers are warmly invited to attend the Conferenza Nazionale dei Docenti di Italiano - National Conference of Teachers of Italian on the occasion of the XIX Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo  titled L’Italiano sul Palcoscenico on 26 October 2019.

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  • Lygon Street Walk

    Lygon Street Walk

    Presented by the Jewish Museum of Australia, under the MMV (Multicultural Museums of Victoria) banner. With the participation of CO.AS.IT. Museo Italiano.

    17 November 2019, 10.15AM

    Carlton was the centre of early Jewish community life in Melbourne. Visit the haunts

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  • Italy (in 349,247 steps). A photographic exhibition by David Collopy

    Italy (in 349,247 steps). A photographic exhibition by David Collopy

    You are invited to the opening of

    Italy (in 349,247 steps). A photographic exhibition by David Collopy

    Opening: Tuesday 13 August 2019, 6.30-8PM, CO.AS.IT., 199 Faraday Street, Carlton.

    FREE EVENT RSVP below.

    Exhibition dates: 13 August – 4 October 2019. Tuesday

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