The Heide Museum of Modern Art has always been a great place for us to visit as a family since little Miss was born. Whether you’re a fan of modern art or not, you’ll still enjoy walking the grounds, checking out the sculptures and gardens, taking part in school holiday activities, weekly children’s programs or enjoy catching up with friends for picnic or grabbing a coffee at Café Heide.
We popped into Heide last October and enjoyed everything the museum and grounds had to offer.
We kept the kids busy with the free Sculpture Park Detective Trail which lets them explore Heide's sculpture park with fun Sculpture Park activities all while walking the grounds. The form, pin board and pen can be picked up at reception desk. There’s also a Sculpture Sounds Activity for the kids too and exhibition tailored activity trails too. Grab some snacks and a picnic and relax on the lawns and enjoy the space with friends and family.
There are many sculptures around the ground but our favourite sculptures would have to be the cows. Kids love the cows so much, they are great fun to hide behind and for a pic too.
The beautiful vegetable garden which was once used by couple John and Sunday Reed isn’t used as a kitchen garden anymore but is still interesting to walk around to see what’s grown seasonally.
There you have it, a great way to get the kids busy out of the house while enjoying some art. There are great exhibitions inside the museum to explore too, so checkout the Heide website for the latest exhibitions info.
Heide Museum and grounds are open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays except for public holidays.
Heide is located at 7 Templestowe Rd in Bulleen.
Bring sunscreen and a hat.
Bring snacks and a picnic to enjoy the grounds with family and friends or enjoy a coffee and a meal at Café Heide.
Book the popular Kids Programs in advance as they sell out fast and checkout current exhibitions if they tickle your fancy.
Guided Tours and a Museum App are also available to help you enjoy the museum to the maximum.
There are toilets located next to Café Heide with a change table from memory.
Parking is free at the top and bottom of Heide.