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

  • Italian Cinema Forum (4)

    Italian Cinema Forum (4)

    CO.AS.IT., in collaboration with the University of Melbourne and Dr Mark Nicholls presents

    ITALIAN CINEMA FORUM, session 4:

    Il conformista / The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970)

    Tues 27 Aug 2019, 6.30-8PM, CO.AS.IT., 199 Faraday St, Carlton, VIC 3053

    FREE EVENT – RSVP essential

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  • Italian Matriarchy & Queerness: Exploring

    Italian Matriarchy & Queerness: Exploring "La Nonna"

    An evening of theatre and conversation with
    Samuel Dariol & the Cast of "La Nonna" and
    Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (Deakin University)

    Wed 4 Sep 2019, 6.30-8pm
    CO.AS.IT. 199 Faraday St, Carlton, 3053
    Free entry – RSVP essential below
    Enjoy readings and conversation around
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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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