10 peculiar and splendid masks
Masks might come to symbolise 2020. But they have a rich and often strange history.
Fusion, feminism and food
Flavours that flipped Australian kitchens.
The timeless and living art of possum skin cloaks
Possum skin cloak making is flourishing in 2019.
Identity: Yours, mine, ours
What does it mean to belong and not belong in Australia? Through personal stories and compelling images, find connections with others and challenge the assumptions we make about each other every day.
What are your origins? Where have Victorians come from? Why did they come? This website presents government census information on Victorian communities from 85 countries of origin.
Discover Documentary: The Murray Explored Bioscan
Following in the footsteps of William Blandowski, the Museum's first curator.
Melbourne is a young city by world standards, but it has layers of history. Discover how each era shaped the city we see today.
Everyone who immigrates has their own unique story to tell. Explore these stories – why they came, where they settled and how they made Victoria their new home.
Journeys to Australia
Immigration is a vital feature of Australia's history and national identity. Celebrate the journeys that changed Australia forever.
Immigration to Victoria
What effect did immigration have on Victoria? Take a look, decade by decade, at the changes in population, demographics and the impact this had on Indienous Australians.
Home of the Immigration Museum, explore the rich history of one of Melbourne's most important 19th century public buildings.
The Plants of Milarri Garden
Milarri Garden, located within Bunjilaka, is planted with native flora significant to the Aboriginal people of south-eastern Australia.
First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today. Explore the galleries within Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
History starts today
A new collection of banners from the 2017 Women's March on Melbourne has important historical links.
A glimpse of First Peoples multimedia installation.
The journey to Station Pier
Melbourne’s heritage-listed Station Pier was Victoria’s most important arrival point for migrants. Find out why it plays such an important part in Melbourne’s migration history.
Rare scene of first European contact
Provenance of carved boomerang uncovered.
Interview with Auntie Veronica Barnett
Museums Victoria staff member Auntie Veronica shares her story with archivist Nik Mcgrath.
An Aboriginal perspective on Australia's threatened species.
A treasure trove of freshwater fish biodiversity
The Kimberley region in Australia’s northwest is one our last great pristine unspoilt places, and a hotspot for species discovery.
Fashion Redux at Melbourne Museum
Major fashion names used the Museums State Collection, in collaboration with Melbourne Fashion Festival, to create a completely unique look.
Baradine Repatriation of Carved Tree (Dendroglyph)
Carved burial tree returned to traditional owners.
An underground affair
An anti-Vietnam war love story.
Basket, Binak, Healesville, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Coiled basket, or binak, with oval base, possibly purchased from Coranderrk Aboriginal Station circa 1870s-1880s.
Football jumper - Nicky Winmar, St Kilda, 1993
St Kilda Football Club jumper worn by Nicky Winmar during his celebrated stand against racism in sport in 1993.
Melbourne's Biggest Family Album collection
In 2006 over 1000 favourite photographs of Melbourne were collected from Melburnians' private albums.
Phar Lap collection
Over 350 items of racing equipment and memorabilia relating to champion racehorse Phar Lap.
The Federation Tapestry
Almost 41m long and 20,000 hours in the making, the tapestry marks the centenary of Australia's Federation.
Stool, Papua New Guinea
A stool made from a single piece of wood with a standing figure forming the back.
Maori Feather cloak
Kahuhuruhuru is the name for this type of cloak made of fine fibres made from flax or whitau.
A tooth fossil showing markings which appear to be man-made.
Indigenous Protest, Australian Bicentenary, 1988
On 26 January 1988, more than 40,000 people, including Aborigines from across the country and non-Indigenous supporters, staged what was the largest march in Sydney since the Vietnam moratorium.