Permanently located within the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, THE LUME Melbourne welcomes visitors this September to their inaugural experience, Van Gogh, an epic adventure into art.
THE LUME Melbourne, Australia’s newest cultural attraction, showcases the world’s finest art on an epic scale. Explore, play, dance and marvel as every surface becomes an animated canvas. Masterpieces spring to life from floor to ceiling, providing visitors the unique opportunity to be immersed in the artistry and the world of Vincent van Gogh, through the eyes of this renowned artist.
Step inside Van Gogh’s famous Bedroom in Arles or be surrounded by his shimmering Starry Night while indulging in the flavours of 19th century France at our reimagined Café Terrace 1888. Curated tastes, evocative aromas, captivating imagery and a stirring soundscape weave together seamlessly to create a one-of-a kind visitor journey.
EXPLORE THE EXPERIENCE
VINCENT VIP PACKAGE
Indulge in our special Vincent VIP Package to make your experience truly unforgettable. The Vincent VIP Package includes your ticket for entry, front of the line access, a collectable program and a $12 drinks voucher redeemable at the Café Terrace 1888.
PRE-PURCHASE SOUVENIR PROGRAMS
Pre-purchase your souvenir program and collect on arrival.
Add to your order in the checkout process
PARK FOR $12 WHEN YOU VISIT THE LUME MELBOURNE
Pre-purchase your parking through Ticketmaster or collect a validation ticket at the Information Desk to discount your parking at the South Wharf Retail Car Park or the Melbourne Exhibition Centre Car Park.
Add to your order in the checkout process
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING
THE LUME Melbourne is open seven days a week.
Our Standard Opening Hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 9pm
Sunday: 9am - 8pm
Opening and closing times are subject to change, please check times on the date you wish to attend.
We strongly recommend you book tickets online in advance. Some sessions, particularly during school holidays, can be heavily booked. To ensure a comfortable and safe visit for all visitors, access to THE LUME is by timed entry.
Ticket prices start at:
$39 - $54 for Adults
$36 - $51 concession (seniors, pensioners and students)
$29 - $41 for children (youth) ages 4-17*
Free tickets for children 0-3 years old can be added to your booking online. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
* ‘Adult Date Night’ sessions are available from Friday to Sunday from 7pm. Child prices are not available in these sessions.
It is important that you only buy tickets from our authorised ticketing agent, Ticketmaster. Do not purchase tickets from third-party resellers such as Viagogo as we are unable to verify the legitimacy of such tickets, and entry may be denied.
It is an immersive multimedia art experience which combines high-definition projections of Van Gogh’s paintings with digital surround sound, projected at a scale of 11m high which offers visitors the ability to see the details of the artist’s work unlike ever before. More than 3,000 images transform every wall and floor surface.
THE LUME experience does not include smoke, haze or strobe lights. While the projected images and animations within the experience are slow-moving, if you are sensitive to moving light or have been diagnosed with photosensitive epilepsy, please be advised that the some moving light may trigger seizures in some people. If you are feeling unwell please let our friendly staff know.
No outside food or beverage can be consumed inside the venue.
Bags may be visually inspected at entry by THE LUME Staff and may be required to be cloaked at the MCEC cloakroom.
The following items are prohibited:
- Food & Beverage including Alcohol
- Illegal substances including controlled, dangerous or illicit drugs
- Flammable devices (flares, fireworks and smoke bombs)
- Anything that could be used as a weapon such as sharp items including knives
- Suspicious items or items which may look like a weapon
- Professional cameras or recording devices
- Laser pointers
- Offensive signage or clothing
- Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
- Any other item that may cause harm or public nuisance or could interfere with others in the venue
For groups of 12+ please book via the Ticketmaster website.
To book your school and groups of 30+ please click here
Following the release of the Victorian Government’s Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering the National Plan and in line with government guidelines, anyone attending the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (THE LUME Melbourne) will need to be fully vaccinated.
Children under the age of 12 years who are ineligible to be vaccinated will not be considered ‘unvaccinated’ for the purposes of capacity restrictions. They will be able to accompany vaccinated parents and/or guardians.
You are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the purposes of attending THE LUME Melbourne if:
- you have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or
- you have a valid medical exemption to COVID-19 vaccination issued by an authorised medical practitioner, or
- you are aged under 16.
Great news, you can now link your vaccination status from your MyGov account to Service Victoria App, instructions can be found here.
Please be sure to do this prior to your visit.
If you don’t have a smartphone or are unable to use one, you can provide non-digital proof of vaccination status including an official copy of your Australian Immunisation Register vaccination certificate or a printed copy of your digital vaccination certificate from myGov. You will need to also provide proof of identification.
The experience is designed to be a personal journey of exploration allowing visitors to self-distance. Our friendly, trained staff will be guiding visitors throughout the venue ensuring our COVIDSafe Plan is being followed.
Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.