MELBOURNE MUSEUM

Opening Hours

Daily 10am–5pm
Closed Good Friday
and Christmas Day

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Featured

Myer Windows

Make Believe

Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows is a magical, glittering, experience for children and adults alike, inviting lovers of this cherished Melbourne tradition.

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Nelson Mandela with his fist raised

Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition

A new world-class exhibition on Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life, curated from the extensive collections of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.

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Children peering into a shop window with a Christmas display

School holiday activities

Summer school holiday activities at Melbourne Museum.

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Boy looking a jaw

Museum Playdates

Come and play in our newest program for 2 to 5 year olds.

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Nakhane

Nocturnal X Nakhane

Nocturnal is proud to be presenting Nakhane, the South African LGBITQA+ trailblazer with the startling voice who has been taking over the world with his second album You Will Not Die.

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Before Hours Tour

Join an early morning, small group tour of Melbourne Museum before it opens

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Melbourne Museum Tours

Enrich your visit to Melbourne Museum with a small group guided tour.

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Girl and her mother looking out the windows of a pretend train

Children's Gallery

A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds to explore, play and learn.

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Two students using virtual reality googles to experience a road trip from the past to the future of travel in Victoria.

Road to Zero experience

The world’s first immersive experience that explores a future free from deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

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Collection manager Bentley Bird checking drawers with eggs during collection audit in Ornithology store.

Curious?

A place for visitors to meet staff and find answers relating to the research, collections and the work of Museums Victoria.

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Two children touch a brilliantly illuminated display at Melbourne Museum

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