266 Geelong Road, West Footscray. PLEASE DON'T WRITE TO THIS ADDRESS - SEE BELOW.
350 m south of West Footscray Station (in the inbound service road).
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"Last seen headin' West ! (that was 2010)"
Please Note: Railway Station Access Changed in 2014
West Footscray station has moved a short distance (just 150 m) to the West and the pedestrian bridge is now part of the station.
The new station is of the "island" design with a single, central platform, whereas the old one had a platform on each side.
Arriving at West Footscray, walk up the ramp to the bridge: MMOP is via the stairs (or lift or ramp) on the right (i.e. South). Walk across the forecourt of the new BUNNINGS STORE. If you reach the football ground you have turned the wrong way!
For General Public: details of days, times and prices are on our General Admission page.Other programs, such as Access Studio, Graphic Students' Workshops and large-group visits, CAN BE BOOKED FOR ANY DAY. See email addresses and phone number below.
Why did we move, and why is the collection still in jeopardy? Read this 2002 document.
Postal, telephone, email addresses :: further down the page.
Public Transport from Melbourne City:
Take a SUNBURY (or SYDENHAM) TRAIN from any city station to West Footscray: travel time 12 min (from last city station), walk 5 to 7 min. There is usually a train every 20 minutes.
Some trains do not stop here at busy times: if that happens unexpectedly, the next stop is SUNSHINE and you can catch a train back to WEST FOOTSCRAY (no extra charge).
At West Footscray Station, be sure to turn to the right at the top of the ramp (on the bridge). Do not pass the Western Bulldogs football oval.
The large road-bridge that goes over the tracks is Geelong ROAD. Walk alongside it, past Bunnings. Do not cross Geelong ROAD. The Museum is on the same side as the station. Cross Geelong STREET at the signals.
There is a car yard, an "iron foundry" then MMOP.
Bus Services in Western Melbourne
There are three bus routes that stop near MMOP.
Route 411 and 412 connect from the Laverton and Nth Altona areas and stop at Robbs Road (near the "Cafe" shown on our map). In the other direction, they connect from Footscray Bus interchange (Paisley St) and stop near Wales St, approximately opposite MMOP.
Route 472 connects from Williamstown, Newport, Yarraville areas and stops on Geelong Road, near West Footscray Station. In the other direction it connects from Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale, Flemington, Nth Footscray areas, via Footscray centre, to a stop near West Footscray Station.
The Museum is located in Geelong Road, about 300 m past the 'hump bridge' that crosses the railway at West Footscray. It is located in the inbound service road. (Coming from the city) you pass by the Museum (on your right) and make a U-turn where the sign says 'Robbs Road and Graingers Road'. Go right across into the service road and drive back up Geelong Road.
All-day parking is usually available in Robbs Road or Graingers Road but not much in front of the Museum.
Consider public transport.
P.O. Box 555, Footscray, Victoria, Australia 3011
Telephone: 9689 7555 - probably need to leave message.
PLEASE NOTE: our office is attended by our volunteers for limited hours.
Area Code (within Australia): (03)
Fax: - no longer available.
E-mail: curator (at) mmop.org.au : see below for more addresses.
Please include your PHONE NUMBER and ADDRESS on all enquiries.
Names below are to be sent as name (at) mmop.org.au
secondary : high school programs tertiary : university/TAFE/tertiary college programs pd : professional development workshops tours : groups over five people please book reps : request contact with MMOP reps interstate or overseas typesales : founts of type, hot-metal typesetting, and other supplies collection : offers of items, info about our exhibits history : to supply historical notes, or ask about such volunteer : to register for work experience or volunteering shop : souvenirs, type specimen packs newsletter : (we don't have one yet!) to go on list webmaster : website issues copyright : permission to use our images or text curator : IF UNSURE, and all other matters
A LOOK INSIDE THE NEW MUSEUM AND LETTERPRESS STUDIO (2012)See our special NEW-HOME page for some nice pix.
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