A Geeky Tour of Melbourne: 7 Must-Visit Underrated Pop Culture Spots

A Geeky Tour of Melbourne: 7 Must-Visit Underrated Pop Culture Spots

Melbourne, Australia is a hub for pop culture fans with its abundance of stores, cafes and unique spots that offer an eclectic range of merchandise inspired by movies, TV shows, comics, and more. Here are ten of the best pop culture spots to check out in Melbourne!

Ozzie Collectables

Not to toot our own horn, but we're pretty cool! Ozzie Collectables is a treasure trove of pop culture memorabilia. From Funko to Bandai to TCG, TTRPG, action figures and more, we like to think we've got something for everyone.


Minotaur is a must-visit store for any pop culture enthusiast. Located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, the store has been operating for over 30 years and has an impressive range of merchandise inspired by popular franchises, including Star Wars, Marvel, Harry Potter, and more. 

Secret Headquarters

Secret Headquarters is a comic book store that offers a great selection of comics and graphic novels from a range of publishers. Secret Headquarters also has a range of merchandise inspired by comics and graphic novels, including t-shirts, posters, and figurines.

Critical Hit

Critical Hit is a gaming store that offers a range of tabletop games, miniatures, and accessories. The store has a focus on role-playing games, including Dungeons & Dragons, and has a range of merchandise inspired by the game. 


ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) is a must-visit for movie lovers. The museum has a range of exhibitions and events celebrating the history of film, television, and digital culture. From classic Hollywood movies to contemporary Australian cinema, Disney exhibits and more, there is something for everyone at ACMI.

Cup Cup and Away

Cup Cup and Away is a pop culture-inspired café in Melbourne's southeast. The café has a range of drinks and snacks inspired by classic movies and TV shows, including Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Star Wars. With its quirky décor and friendly staff, Cup Cup and Away is a great spot for a quick bite or a coffee break.

The Lego Store

The Lego Store is a paradise for Lego fans of all ages. The store has a huge range of Lego sets, including exclusive sets that are only available at the Lego Store. The store also has a range of Lego-themed events and workshops, making it a great spot for families.

In conclusion, Melbourne has a great selection of pop culture stores for fans of all ages and interests. Whether you're a collector of action figures, a lover of comics, or a gamer looking for your next adventure, these five stores are a great place to start your search for the perfect pop culture merchandise.

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