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Gallery precinct

Arrive early or stay later for coffee, lunch, a glass of Peninsula wine or a tasty treat from either Commonfolk or the Habitat Bar.

Commonfolk Cafe
Open from 9.30am–5pm, Tuesday-Sunday.

An icon of the peninsula coffee and culinary scene, Commonfolk will be serving up great coffee, nutritious seasonal tucker and good vibes at MPRG. Eat, drink and caffeinate with local produce, think bagels, toasties, soups, salads and pastries. Options for a range of dietary requirements.


Habitat Bar
1pm-9pm Friday, 1pm-7pm Saturday and Sunday
Live Music - 
Friday Nights Open Late until 9pm, Saturday Nights Open Late until 7pm, purchase Open Late session ticket

Enjoy a drink from a local Mornington Peninsula distillery, brewery or winery at Habitat Bar, including TWOBAYS Brewery, Jetty Road, JimmyRum, Bass & Flinders Distillery, Rhino Tiger Bear Winery and Rahona Winery. Dine on falafels, Middle Eastern pizzas and hot chips from our food truck, or enjoy a cheese board courtesy of Boatshed Cheese. 

Dromana Habitat are a collective of the Mornington Peninsula's finest artisans who are bringing their cool industrial vibes to MPRG. Live music Friday and Saturday nights for our Open Late sessions.


Tickets and cloaking
Tickets are available for purchase at the box office at the Gallery and there is cloaking available. We encourage tickets are purchased online in advance, but you can purchase onsite at the ticketing booth.

Discover more about our special events, including artist talks, workshops, artist and sitter conversations and Gallery tours. Join in on the free 20-minute Archibald Prize exhibition floor talk weekdays at 3.15pm.

Our MPRG store sells Archibald Prize merchandise, a range of local artisan jewellery, ceramics, limited edition prints and art as well as books, cards and specialist gifts.

Explore the region
Explore the Region – find out where to Eat, Stay and Play on the Mornington Peninsula, including special Archibald Prize offerings from local businesses. 

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Getting here

MPRG is located off Dunns Road, Mornington, on a drive shared by the Civic Reserve Recreation Centre and the Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens.

Public transport
MPRG is accessed through the Frankston train line, with trains arriving from Melbourne every 10 minutes. Connect to bus 785 to the Civic Reserve/Dunns Rd bus stop, a 300 meter walk from MPRG. The 785 bus leaves from Frankston station, once per hour. Bus timetable 785 Frankston - Mornington East via Mt Eliza & Mornington - Public Transport Victoria (

Access between the 785 bus stop and the Gallery is via a path, through the civic reserve. This distance is between 350 and 400 meters and is on a slope, with varied concrete and gravel paths. This distance may be difficult for wheelchair or mobility scooter users.

Searoads Ferries

Searoad Ferries is offering all Archibald ticket holders a special offer. Pre-purchase your Archibald Ticket and you will receive a special promo code with savings of up to $34 on a return car, driver and one passenger ferry ticket aboard Searoad Ferries between Queenscliff and Sorrento. Conditions apply. Book your Archibald Prize ticket and receive a special offer code in your ticket confirmation email. For more information visit Searoad Ferries - Sorrento Ferry - Queenscliff Ferry

Image: Installation view of the Archibald Prize 2023 exhibition featuring (left-right) Laura Jones Claudia (the GOAT), James Powditch Sam I Am, photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales