Documenting and preserving the stories and the images of the people and places of Melbourne's West since 1984



Visitor Centre
Pipemakers Park, Van Ness Avenue,
Maribyrnong. Melway Map 28 B10

contact and opening hours



get involved

The Living Museum of the West is a voluntary organisation and relies on its members and people interested in contributing to the museum's operation, projects and programs.

We are currently accepting proposals for projects and events from the community.

Become a member!

The Living Museum has a range of membership options.

It's one of the ways you can show your support.

Membership information is contained in the attached PDF file:

download membership form here

(03) 9318 3544
0419 154 265

Become a volunteer!


The museum is looking to extend its opening hours.

Are you member of the Living Museum and would like like to become more involved?

The Committee would like to hear from members who have time on either a Sunday or Friday between 11am and 3 pm every six to eight weeks to volunteer their time to talk with musum visitors and assist them with any research inquires.

Please call Sara Coward, Secretary on 0439 654 606 to discuss





Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West is a community Museum
which actively involves the people of Melbourne’s West and others in documenting, preserving and interpreting the richness and depth of the region’s social, industrial
and environmental history.






LMW is supported by Parks Victoria and the City of Maribyrnong

Pipemakers Park is managed by the City of Maribyrnong.