The Grainger Museum is the only purpose-built autobiographical museum in Australia. Its fascinating collection contains not only objects directly related to Percy Grainger's compositional career, such as scores and manuscripts, but also more than 50,000 items, including diaries, ethnographic objects, furniture, decorative arts, photographs, artworks, clothing and correspondence with famous and not-so-famous contemporaries. Learn about the Museum’s rich history, including its revised aims recorded by Percy Grainger in 1955, the building’s history and iconic design by architect John Gawler, Academic Reference Group and ways you can support the Grainger and stay up to date with the latest news, programs and partnerships.
A brief history of the Grainger Museum
Discover the fascinating origins and history of the only purpose-built autobiographical museum in Australia.
Aims of the Grainger Museum
Read Percy Grainger’s essay, outlining his aims and goals for the museum.
Percy Grainger's Timeline
A visual timeline of Percy Grainger’s life and his closest family.
Learn more about Percy Grainger, the composer and inventor at the heart of the Grainger Museum.
Discover our major supporters and how you can support the Grainger Museum.
Stay in touch
Stay connected with us to keep up to date on all our news, programs and opportunities for you to become involved in the University’s museums, galleries and collections.
Academic Reference Group
The Grainger Academic Reference Group provides academic advice on the curriculum, research and programming activities of the Grainger Museum.
Discover the history and origin of this unique autobiographical Museum, its aims and governance and learn how to keep up to date with the Museum’s latest news and events.