A meteorite from the core of another planet contains one of the rarest minerals on earth.
Discover Documentary: Conservation
From wedding dresses to meteorites, our Conservation team protect and preserve over 15 million objects in Museums Victoria's collection. This episode of Discover takes a look at how they do it!
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?
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.
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?
Moon rock on display
Museums make it possible to see specimens from faraway places that you won't get the chance to visit yourself.
A fulgurite that took microseconds to form, a moment to break and over 50 years to reassemble.
Anne Bermingham, a scientific pioneer of radiocarbon dating
Meet the woman who started Australia’s first radiocarbon dating lab.
Sylvia Whincup, a prolific collector and groundbreaking mineralogist
Sylvia amassed a collection of thousands of specimens and 167 new species.
Isabel Cookson: one tough ‘Cookie’
One of Australia’s first professional female scientists, Isabel Cookson was a ground-breaking palaeobotanist.
Know your bones: what is a ‘real’ fossil?
Fossils are the only means we have to study and display ancient animals, but what makes a fossil ‘real’?
This small rock holds the story of Antarctic exploration before the Heroic Age
Discover the rock that unlocked one of the biggest mysteries of Antarctica and the incredible story of Carsten Borchgrevink, the explorer determined to get there first.
These pieces of atomic glass are the remnants of the first nuclear bombs
Forged in the fury of nuclear explosions, like Oppenheimer’s Trinity test and British bombs at Maralinga, atomic glass is more than a curio in museum collections.
125-million-year-old footprints rewrite the history of birds in Australia
Ancient bird tracks found on Australia’s southeast coast, could be the oldest evidence for avian dinosaurs in the Southern Hemisphere.
Minerals and Gemstones of Victoria
See some of Museums Victoria's collection on Google Arts & Culture.