Wander through Melbourne’s labyrinth of connecting laneways and arcades; these provide intimate spaces and mystery, and are home to many of Melbourne’s bar, dining and shopping secrets. Meanwhile, the skyline is a fascinating mix of modern cutting-edge building designs and heritage architecture. Melbourne has a strong cultural and intellectual heritage. There are a range of galleries and museums, both large and small, as well as world-renowned universities and research facilities. The city also provides a canvas for artistic expression – the laneways are home to constantly changing street art. The city has a strong culture of philanthropy and volunteering, and Melburnians are known for being welcoming and inclusive. City of Melbourne delivers a variety of visitor services with friendly staff and volunteers ready to help with insider tips on what to see and do in the city.