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Visit the Queen Victoria Gardens this summer to encounter Tadao Ando’s visionary design for MPavilion 10. Drop into one of our free events, purchase a coffee and a snack from our kiosk or relax and unwind in the Gardens.

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mpavilion kiosk

MPavilion 2023 designed by Tadao Ando, photo by Marie-Luise Skibbe

Coffees and snacks are available for purchase at our kiosk, open from 9am to 3:00pm seven days a week. The kiosk will be closed on public holidays, except for Labour Day.

mpavilion quilt challenge

MPavilion 2023, Quilt Challenge, photo by Marie-Luise Skibbe

Created in collaboration with the Melbourne Modern Quilters Guild and Studio Ongarato, the MPavilion Quilt Challenge has been imagined as something practical for visitors to enjoy throughout the season as they read, drink a coffee or catch up with friends. For more information, click here.

mpavilion LIBRARY

MPavilion 2023, MPavilion Library, photo by Marie-Luise Skibbe

This summer, we’re offering a selection of books focused around design, architecture, art and literature, open everyday for anyone to come and read. We have partnered with The Wheeler Centre to select a book that responds to each of the program themes. Throughout the season, the selection will evolve according to the programming. So come along, borrow a book, grab a quilt, sit in the grass and enjoy a day in the park.

Escala de Cinzas (GREYSCALE)

MPavilion 2023, Melbourne, grey ice cream, photo by Marie-Luise Skibbe

An ice cream cart offers six different flavours in six shades of grey, ranging from light grey to almost black, with no flavours labelled. But how and what will you taste? Join us in the Pavilion this summer to experience the taste sensation of grey gelato, conceptualised by Brazilian artist João Loureiro and made locally in collaboration with Piccolina Gelateria. To be the first to learn about upcoming dates and times, subscribe to our eNewsletter.

Queen Victoria Gardens

Queen Victoria Gardens
Opposite the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria)

How to Get there


The nearest train station is Flinders Street Station. From there it’s a short tram ride or walk to the Queen Victoria Gardens.


MPavilion is just off the Capital City Trail. Bike hoop parking is available on St Kilda Road.


The nearest tram stop is 14–Arts Centre/St Kilda Rd (Southbank), accessed on routes 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72.


Metered on-street parking is available on St Kilda Road. The nearest car park is located at the Arts Centre.


There is wheelchair access from the paved paths in the park to MPavilion, with a short distance on the grass to reach the structure. From the nearest parking/taxi drop-off point on St Kilda Road, it is approximately 60 steps to reach MPavilion.

Limited seating is available inside MPavilion, in the form of stools and a bench against one wall of the pavilion. MPavilion is outside, with partial cover. Half of the pavilion is made up of a shallow pool of water.

A Changing Places toilet is located at Hamer Hall (100 St Kilda Road Southbank) on Level 3, near the south lift, and users are asked to bring their Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK) to open the door.

To find out more about access at MPavilion, please see our accessibility and inclusion page or email us at

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which MPavilion stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise they have been creating, telling stories and caring for Country for thousands of generations.

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