Pillars of Witness. Photographed by John Gollings AM.

Here’s our quick guide to the important spaces in our museum – so you can get the full MHM experience during your visit.

The must-sees at our museum

Everybody Had a Name exhibition

Walk through history with our core exhibitions, which feature testimonies, artefacts, photographs and documents from our Melbourne survivor community. Through these exhibitions, you’ll learn about the Holocaust from a uniquely Melbourne perspective – and be inspired by our survivors’ personal testimonies.

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Hidden: Seven Children Saved exhibition

his modern new space is designed for younger visitors between 10 and 14 years old.

Presented in an engaging format, Hidden introduces concepts of prejudice and the importance of standing up for others.

Visitors learn about the experiences of seven child survivors of the Holocaust, who all attributed their survival to the kindness of others.

The instances of people risking their lives to save Jewish people were the shining beacons during this dark period – serving as a point of inspiration for the audience.

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Virtual Reality Experience

Hear the stories of our Melbourne survivors – as they lead you through the hallways of our previous permanent exhibition. A truly unique online experience. Recommended viewing age: 12+

Transitional space within the memorial room. Photographed by John Gollings AM.
The Memorial Room

Designed by Stephen Jolson, a third-generation survivor of the Holocaust, the Memorial Room provides visitors with the opportunity to honour and remember Holocaust victims and survivors.

The space features photos, memorial star plaques and symbolic design pieces that will steer you through a quiet but powerful experience – as we collectively remember the past.

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Resource centre & library

Established by survivor volunteers over 30 years ago, the MHM library is an important centre of Holocaust resources and research. Our special collection includes artefacts and materials, with a focus on Melbourne survivor stories.

The Pillars of Witness

Internationally renowned artist and celebrated Australian sculptor, Andrew Rogers, created the Pillars of Witness for the MHM building in 1999.

Recently reinstalled to our new museum building, the Pillars of Witness portray an evocative narrative of Holocaust trauma and Jewish survival – and encourages visitors to reflect and remember.

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