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!
Stories from the Dynamic Earth exhibition at Melbourne Museum. A stunning exhibition of thousands of minerals to tell the story of our ever-changing planet.
Moon rock on display
Museums make it possible to see specimens from faraway places that you won't get the chance to visit yourself.
The Murchison meteorite
The story behind one of the most studied meteorites, which fell to earth near Victoria in 1969.
How do diamonds get their colours?
And what's so special about the pink ones?
The Bunyip Gold Nugget Gold
From Reedy Creek track area, north of Eldorado, Victoria, Australia
The Crystal King Quartz
This cut crystal weighs 8510 carats (1.7 kg), measures 19 x 11 x 6 cm and has 196 facets.
Gemstones in Victoria
Hermann Ralph Uhlherr, engineer (1934-present)
A passionate collector of tektites who has had an asteroid named after him.
Gold Nugget 'Welcome Stranger' (1869)
Minerals and Gemstones of Victoria
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