Opening Hours

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

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053


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Inside Out

On show for a limited time only, Inside Out is a rare and surprising museum experience.

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Three visitors enjoying the moon installation at Melbourne Museum's Inside Out exhibition.

Summer Late Nights

Visit us for February's Nocturnal or see our latest exhibition, Inside Out, in a series of after-hours sessions.

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School holiday activities

This summer there's a range of offers for visitors to Melbourne Museum.

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Next event Friday 2 February with special guests Total Giovanni and Sampology.

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Meet the Museum Experts

In this series of workshops, you will hear about the specialised jobs that people do at the museum, see some of the back of house areas and try your hand at developing museum skills.

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Inside Out: Creative Art Studio

Explore your creativity amongst extraordinary objects under the tutelage of artist Belinda Wiltshire.

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Auslan Tours of Inside Out

Auslan guides will take you on a tour of Melbourne Museum's latest exhibition, where you'll be experiencing Museums Victoria's collection in a whole new way.

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Guests receiving a tour of the DNA Biobank lab led by Joanna Sumner at a donor event at Melbourne Museum.

Back of House Tours

Explore behind the scenes, meet the scientists and discover the unseen world of some of the museum's 17 million items.

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Nature Walk and Talk: Milarri Garden

Journey through Milarri Garden with Bunjilaka’s staff for a unique insight into some of the native flora and waterways significant to the Aboriginal people of Victoria.

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Nature Walk and Talk: Forest Gallery

Journey through the Forest Gallery with our Sciences staff and discover a piece of Victoria’s mountain forests.

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