Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s Little India Precinct in Dandenong, Museum India is the embodiment of Indian heritage in Australia. Established in 2014, on the eve of India’s 68th Independence Day, Museum India, the first of its kind outside India, was inaugurated in Victoria. Entry is free to this magnificent unique collection of Indian paintings, etchings, photographs and sculptures, which provides insight into India’s culture, religiosity and history spanning thousands of years. The Museum is a treasure trove of knowledge for students, researchers, tourists and anyone interested in the story of Indian civilisation and heritage.
Retired psychiatrist Dr Dinesh Parekh’s collection of up to 2000 works forms the present collection on exhibit and held in trust. It has been generously loaned for display for the benefit of the community.
Museum India was founded by the former FIAV president Vasan Srinivasan and is a collaborative effort from Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, CIAA, FIAV, the Indian High Commission, state and local governments, City of Greater Dandenong and the Imperial College of Australia. Open: Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 4pm (other times by appointment).
61-63 Foster Street, Dandenong 3175
Tel: 0412 553 371 (Vasan Srinivasan)