Opening Hours

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

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053


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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For Country, for Nation

For Country, for Nation honours the selfless contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the Anzac legend.

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Museum Lectures

Come on a journey of discovery with a new program of talks.

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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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Museum Playdates

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

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Meet a Lizard – Make a Lizard

Join us every Sunday from 14 October to 9 December as we learn the secrets of the lizards and their unbelievable adaptation skills

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Romp and Stomp

Romp and Stomp 2018

A special event for children five years old and under to celebrate Children's Week at Melbourne Museum.

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Original artwork depicting the entrance to the Cole's Book Arcade, Melbourne.

Remembering Cole's Book Arcade

Follow the rainbow for a fascinating tour of the world of E.W. Cole and the Cole's Book Arcade, one of the iconic stores of Marvellous Melbourne.

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At Hallowe’en, skulls are everywhere, but they’re actually fascinating, not scary! Come celebrate and explore the wonderful world of animal skulls with Curious?.


ABC’s Science Friction Live

A series of hot button conversations about science, society and culture. Guaranteed to provoke! 

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