Wedderburn meteorite
Museums Victoria Collections

Wedderburn meteorite

A meteorite from the core of another planet contains one of the rarest minerals on earth.

Conservation at Museums Victoria.
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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!

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Dynamic Earth

Uncover the story of our planet. Dynamic Earth is a stunning exhibition that uses thousands of minerals to tell the story of our ever-changing planet.

Illustration showing animals that lived from 635 million years–2.6 million years ago
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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?

two rock fragments
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The Murchison meteorite

The story behind one of the most studied meteorites, which fell to earth near Victoria in 1969. 

moon rock in an museum exhibition
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Moon rock on display

Museums make it possible to see specimens from faraway places that you won't get the chance to visit yourself.

pink diamond
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How do diamonds get their colours?

And what's so special about the pink ones?

Lightning strike behind trees
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Catching Lightning

A fulgurite that took microseconds to form, a moment to break and over 50 years to reassemble.

Black and white image of a woman wearing a lab coat in a science lab
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Anne Bermingham, a scientific pioneer of radiocarbon dating

Meet the woman who started Australia’s first radiocarbon dating lab.

Black and White portrait of a woman
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Sylvia Whincup, a prolific collector and groundbreaking mineralogist

Sylvia amassed a collection of thousands of specimens and 167 new species.

White mineral crystals
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Minerals and Gemstones of Victoria

See some of Museums Victoria's collection on Google Arts & Culture.

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