Unboxing the museum: Deinocheirus claws
The racks and collections in the museum stores contain many objects and memories. This is Collection Manager at Museums Victoria, Tim Ziegler's personal story of just one.
Who wielded the Otway Claw?
Meet Victoria’s top Cretaceous predator—a dinosaur that would have eaten Velociraptor for breakfast.
The puzzle of Melbourne’s small and ancient seals
‘Landmark’ study rewrites the history of seals in southern Australia thanks to fragmentary fossils washed up on a Melbourne beach.
Discover Documentary: Prehistoric marine mammals
What creatures swam in Australia's oceans millions of years ago? In this episode of Discover, palaeontologists Dr Erich Fitzgerald and Tim Ziegler explain how they find and prepare the fossils which are revealing the secrets of Victoria's prehistoric marine mammals.
Discover Documentary: Conservation
From wedding dresses to meteorites, our Conservation team protect and preserve over 17 million objects in Museums Victoria's collection. This episode of Discover takes a look at how they do it!
The Dinosaur Walk exhibition brings dinosaurs, pterosaurs and megafauna to life. Learn about the 17 skeletons of prehistoric animals on display!
600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves
How did life on Earth come to be the way it is and what happened in our part of the world?
Northern exposure: fossils of a southern whale found for the first time in the north
A totally unexpected discovery.
Ancient whales had more bite than today’s gentle giants
The cutting edge of whale evolution
Australia’s megafauna were unique, and included giant marsupials, huge flightless birds and giant reptiles.
Small(er) is beautiful
Megafaunal giants…in miniature
More than 700 individuals whose combined efforts, starting in 1984, have brought to light fossils in what has been dubbed by one of them “The Dinosaur Dreaming Project”.
Whale vs shark
Evidence of shark bite 24 million years ago.
Anne Bermingham, a scientific pioneer of radiocarbon dating
Meet the woman who started Australia’s first radiocarbon dating lab.
The doyenne of dinosaur discovery
Melissa Lowery has a rare talent for finding dinosaurs.
10 really big things in the Museums Victoria State Collection
With millions of objects to choose from, what are the some of the biggest things?
The Cape Paterson Claw Theropoda
This claw - the first dinosaur bone found in Victoria - is commonly known as "the Cape Paterson Claw".
A tooth fossil showing markings which appear to be man-made.