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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Open (by appointment only)


The Mary Glowrey Museum (Level 2, 20 Brunswick Street Fitzroy) is open, by appointment only, for individuals and groups of up to 10 people.

This follows the temorary closure of the Museum in March as part of measures to contain COVID-19.

Booking times:
Mon - Thurs: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Mon - Fri: 10am - 1pm

Please email info@maryglowreymuseum.info requesting preferred day and time, contact person and phone number, and brief description of group. Or call and leave a message on 03 9416 4674.

The Museum is required to record the first names and a contact number for visitors attending on the day. Schools can provide first names of students and the school contact numberon the day of visiting. These records will be kept for 28 days then destroyed.

We will advise of any updates to these arrangements on this website and via our social media channels.

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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.

Please note booking arrangements, from 22 June 2020, above. Student groups are currently limited to 10 students and two accompanying adults.

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. 

Details of the next professional learning session for teachers will be posted on this site and our social media channels.
For more information, call 03 9416 4674 or email us at: info@maryglowreymuseum.info

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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 $2.20 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