Admission to CAM is free
Open Thursday – Sunday
14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
Getting here by foot
A short one-minute walk from the Castlemaine Post Office on Barker Street, or 5-minute walk up Kennedy Street from the train station.
Getting here by train
V/Line Bendigo train line stops at Castlemaine, please check the timetable.
All day and two-hour parking is available on Lyttleton Street.
Universal access at the side of the building
Wheelchair access and delivery entrance is via the driveway on right-hand side of the building. Press the security intercom to alert staff. (Currently, there is no universal access to the museum).
Service animals are welcome.
We welcome tour groups, please get in touch.
There are many cafes within walking distance of Castlemaine Art Museum.
With five gallery spaces and a dedicated museum, CAM presents a vibrant calendar of changing exhibitions. CAM brings art and objects from the past and present into multi-layered conversations and showcases gems from the permanent collection alongside contemporary voices, both local and from afar.
Installation shot, Melinda Harper in Conversation with the Collection, Castlemaine Art Museum, 2021. Image: Fred Kroh.
The Museum provides a fascinating and comprehensive look at the history of the region, including the Dja Dja Wurrung people, the Gold Rush and beyond. It displays and stores significant photographs, costumes, decorative arts and artefacts. There is a treasure-trove of objects and delights for adults and children alike.
Unknown maker (possibly from central Australia), Kangaroo or Wallaby, c1931. Acquired by Mr Albert Miles, Castlemaine in 1931. Image: Janina Green
Phone: (03) 5472 2292
We welcome feedback on your visit to the CAM and your experience of the website and online collection.
John Farmer, Chinese Figure and Books, oil on canvas. Gift of the artist, 1988. Image: Ian Hill.
Facilities and access to CAM
We aim to make your visit as smooth as possible; our friendly staff will accommodate your needs.
Accessible parking is available at the front of the gallery. All day and two-hour parking is available on Lyttleton Street.
Access at the side of the building
Wheelchair access is via the driveway on right-hand side of the building. Press the security intercom to alert staff. (Currently, there is no universal access to the museum).
Guide dogs and other service animals are welcome.
All gender and accessible toilets are located on the gallery level on the right-hand side entrance of the Higgins Gallery.
Please contact our front of house staff who will assist you with any other needs.
Phone: (03) 5472 2292
Experimental Print Prize 2021, installation view. Left to right: Joe Montelone 'South Melbourne Town Hall' and John Loane 'The shallow, the deep (existential dichotomies)'. Image Julie Millowick