Mary Glowrey Museum

Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ (1887-1957) was a Victorian born and educated doctor. In January 1920 she went to Guntur, India, where she became a religious Sister. She was known as Sr Mary of the Sacred Heart JMJ. She spent the rest of her life serving the medical and spiritual needs of the most marginalised people. The Catholic Church declared Mary Glowrey a Servant of God in 2013.

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Temporary Closure

The Mary Glowrey Museum, Level 2, 20 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, will close temporarily from Tuesday 17 March, 2020.

This decision has been made as a public health precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19 and with regard for the wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers. 

Museum staff will be working from home during this time. 

Please direct any questions regarding bookings, programs or the life and legacy of Mary Glowrey to our email: info@maryglowreymuseum.info or leave a message at (03) 9414 4674.

We will advise of our reopening date on this website and via our social media channels.

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Opening hours after re-opening will be as follows (February to December):

​Monday to Thursday: 10am - 1pm; 2pm - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 1pm

Please check this site for any changes to opening hours during the Victorian School holidays. 

The year 2020 marks one hundred years since Dr Sr Mary Glowrey left Australia and began her medical missionary work in India. 

The Mary Glowrey Museum offers a range of opportunities for students and staff, and other groups, to explore the inspiring story of Mary Glowrey, 'Australia's gift to India'. Museum staff can collaborate with school leaders to meet student and staff needs.

Students: Inquiry based one hour sessions tailored to suit the level, school and curriculum focus. 

School staff: Primary and Secondary schools may book a session at the Museum as part of a staff professional learning program. 

Click here for school and other group booking information

Twilight Professional Learning for Teachers.
From 4.30pm-6.30pm. Cost: $20. Includes wine and cheese. 

The next professional learning session for teachers will be scheduled in Term 3.
To express interest or obtain more information, call 03 9416 4674 or email us at: info@maryglowreymuseum.info

Attendance credits Catholic Education Melbourne participants with two hours professional learning for the purpose of Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School.

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Feedback from teachers who have visited the Mary Glowrey Museum

'We loved the inquiry approach. The exhibition was interactive and an amazing use of primary and secondary sources.' Amy, Primary REL.

'Great to hear Mary's story. Also great to hear her words.' Mairead, Secondary Head of RE.

'Very clear, informative, fascinating.' Maureen, Secondary teacher.

'Excellent presentation - encouraging students to see, think and wonder ... very impressive witness to her life.' Kellie, Secondary  LSO.

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The Mary Glowrey Museum has produced a souvenir booklet of Mary Glowrey's life.
Cost: $15, plus $2 postage per booklet.  

Download an order form here 

Email to: info@maryglowreymuseum.info 
or post to 

Mary Glowrey Museum 
PO Box 167 
Camberwell 3124

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In Their Footsteps
A walking tour map of Catholic heritage in East Melbourne and Fitzroy, produced by the Mary Glowrey Museum.

Cost: $1, plus postage and packaging.
To order email us at: info@maryglowreymuseum.info