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20 Things to do in Melbourne on a Wednesday


Wednesday is hump day. The weekend is just coming in sight but it’s still a distance away. People at a loose end on a Wednesday or visitors to Melbourne are sometimes at a loss for what to do, so here are 20 of our suggestions.

  1. Visit the Old Treasury Building which is one Melbourne's most impressive Victorian era buildings and has a regular display related to the history of Melbourne.
  2. Pay a visit to CERES Environmental Park. Every Wednesday there is a farmers' market and plenty to see and do for adults and kids.
  3. The National Gallery (International) in St Kilda road is often open on Wednesday evenings  for 'Art After Dark'. This often provides an opportunity to visit special exhibitions for those who cannot make it during the day.
  4. Take a trip to Mornington . On Wednesdays you will find a large long-running craft market in the main street. If you want to stay closer to the city you can find a comprehensive list of Wednesday markets at The White Hat Guide to Wednesday Markets in Melbourne
  5. The Queen Victoria Market is closed during the day on a Wednesday but the South Melbourne Market is open and offers a more compact version of its larger sister.
  6. Take a leisurely stroll around Albert Park Lake. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue or maybe hire a boat.
  7. During selected nights throughout the year enjoy the bustle of the Queen Victoria Night Market.
  8. Take a boat tour on the Yarra and see the city from a different angle.
  9. Enjoy lunch in Brunswick Street Fitzroy or Smith Street Collingwood.
  10. Attend Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral. A brief oasis of calm in the bustle of the city.
  11. Take a train to the end of the line and enjoy the changing scenery. You could try the Eltham/Hurstbridge line or maybe Belgrave in the Dandenongs
  12. Visit Heidi or the McClelland Gallery and enjoy outdoor sculpture, indoor exhibitions and maybe a glass of champagne.
  13. During winter, take in a free evening film at the State Library.
  14. Have a leisurely night out at a restaurant in the city. There are plenty to choose from.
  15. Visit Chloe at Young & Jacksons (sere above) and remind yourself why she has become an icon of Melbourne.
  16. Attend a free public seminar. For instance the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific has one on the last Wednesday of the month. See The White Hat Guide to Free Workshops, Lectures & Seminars in Melbourne.
  17. During the summer months head off to the Royal Botanic Gardens for Moonlight Cinema in the Gardens.
  18. Choose a sidewalk cafe in the CBD or in the corporate sector of Docklands and enjoy watching Melbourne at work.
  19. Take a stroll around the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne and enjoy the mish-mash of architectural styles.
  20.  And finally, if it's raining then you could have a look at The White Hat Guide to 50 Things to do on a Rainy Day in Melbourne.

Choose a particular Wednesday


Some forthcoming events on a Wednesday in Melbourne

A Russian Triple Bill - The Imperial Russian Ballet Company

Following sell-out performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, The Imperial Russian Ballet Company present for the the first time in Australia and New Zealand A Russian Triple Bill. This stunning and diverse programme consists of the fairy tale spectacular of Princess Aurora’s wedding from Sleeping Beauty in ACT 1, the romantic Les Sylphides in Act 2 and the electrifying Carmen in Act 3.



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The Boy From Oz

The Boy form Oz

The iconic Australian musical, The Boy from Oz turns 20 in 2018, and to celebrate The Production Company is staging a new production. Rohan Browne, (Singin’ in The Rain, Brigadoon) stars as Peter Allen, and Caroline O’Connor (Funny Girl, Anastasia (Broadway) and The Rink (London)) returns to The Production Company for the role of Judy Garland. Also starring Loren Hunter (Dusty) as Liza Minnelli, Maxwell Simon (American Idiot) as Greg Connell, Robyn Arthur (Singin’ in The Rain) as Peter’s mother, Marion Woolnough and Francis Greenslade (Winners and Losers) as his father, Dick Woolnough.

This is the dazzling, funny and moving story of the legendary Australian entertainer Peter Allen. From a humble start, Peter was singing in country pubs at age 11. He survived family tragedy to become a teenage TV star. Discovered by Judy Garland, he married her daughter Liza Minnelli and went on to achieve international stardom as a performer and songwriter.

The Boy from Oz includes many of Peter Allen’s best loved hits: Quiet Please, There’s A Lady On Stage, Not The Boy Next Door, Everything Old Is New Again, I Honestly Love You, I Still Call Australia Home, Tenterfield Saddler and the show-stopping I Go to Rio.



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MAMMA MIA! - the musical

For those who love the music of ABBA, MAMMA MIA! is a great trip down memory lane. In this new production, Voulez Vous, S.O.S, Take a Chance On Me, Dancing Queen and many more hits make this a great night out for audiences of all ages.

Set on a Greek island paradise, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around Sophie, a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship.

(Duration 2hours and 30mins with a 20minute interval)



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Selected attractions open on certain Wednesdays in Melbourne

Grainger Museum

Grainger MuseumBuilt by arguably Australia's finest musician, Percy Grainger, to house his collection of music-related instruments, scores and other items associated with his life and career. more info > >
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Australian National Aviation Museum
A collection of aeroplanes and displays relating to Australia's aviation history. The museum is at Moorabbin Airport. more info > >
Bundoora Homestead
Bundoora Homestead is a wonderful Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and licensed café. Free admission.More info >>
Fox Classic Car Collection
For anyone interested in classic cars, White Hat can recommend this collection as a 'must visit'. Except for special occasions, The Fox Classic Car Collection is only open on Tuesdays Wednesdays & Saturdays (closed Grand Prix Weekend, Easter & Melbourne Cup Day) more info >>
Free Tour of Melbourne Town Hall
A free tour of the historic Melbourne Town Hall. Numbers are limited so bookings are essential and required one day in advance. More information >>
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Hellenic Museum
Situated in the historic Former Royal Mint buildung, this small but important museum is Australia' foremost centre of Hellenic history, ciuture and the arts as well as documenting Greek migation and contributions to Australia. More information >>
Ian Potter Museum of Art

The Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University is a short tram ride from the city and a short walk from Lygon Street Carlton. Entry is free but from time to time there are special exhibitions in part of the gallery which may entail an entry charge. Exhibited works are chosen from teh art clocction of the Unversity of Melbourne - the largest university art collection in Australia. More info >>


Jewish Museum of Australia
Preserving and exhibiting Jewish heritage, arts, customs and religious ritual in all its diversity. It includes the significant contrbutions of Jewish people to Australian life. more info > >
National Gallery of Victoria - Australian Collection
National Gallery of Victoria - International Collection
Old Treasury Building
One of Australia's finest Victorian era buildings. It is open to teh public on Wednesdays and Sundays and features fine displays related to Melbourne history. More info >>
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