An Interior Life: William Johnston & His Collection

An Interior Life: William Johnston & His Collection

Location

The Johnston Collection is located in a residential area. We do not publish our address. All visitors must arrive via The Johnston Collection courtesy bus with pick-up at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne ten minutes before the start of the event you have booked into.

Entry will not be permitted to those coming directly to the Collection including confirmed bookings. Visitors can opt to return to the Pullman Melbourne on the Park in our courtesy bus at the completion of their visit. Fairhall exhibition-house tours and lectures take about 1½ hours. We encourage all visitors to arrive at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne by public transport.

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Enjoy a visually enticing display of over 400 years of art history, and share in William Johnston’s lifetime passion for collecting beautiful things.

Over his lifetime Johnston assembled the most astonishing collection now comprising more than 1,400 objects of mostly 18th century English furniture, paintings, ceramics and objet d’art, now regarded as one of the best collections of its kind in Australasia.

Rare items will adorn each room of Fairhall exhibition-house as you immerse yourself in otherworldly treasures and luscious interiors, filled with stories of travel and tales of the past. Experience objects gathered by William Johnston unfettered by ropes or barriers.

AN INTERIOR LIFE offers a traditional interpretation of the Collection.