FAQs

Why is Melbourne Museum/Scienceworks/Immigration Museum/Royal Exhibition Building/IMAX closed to the public?

We are taking these steps as a public health precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19, especially for those in our community who are most vulnerable.

We are committed to providing support for all of our employees and volunteers and to protecting our community during these unprecedented and challenging times.

The Melbourne Museum car park remains open as usual at this time.

When will you reopen?

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we will continue to monitor advice and adapt accordingly.

Museums Victoria will be providing regular updates here on our website and on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Have all Visitor Engagement Officers on the floor been tested for Coronavirus?

Any staff displaying symptoms or feeling unwell have been directed to stay home from work and to refer to the Department of Health And Human Services Coronavirus Self-Assessment tool.

What will happen to the education and regional outreach program?

All public programs have been cancelled until April 13, including education and regional outreach programs. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we will continue to monitor advice and adapt accordingly.

What will happen to your casual employees?

We are committed to providing support for all of our employees and volunteers and to protecting our community during these unprecedented and challenging times.

All existing rosters of our casual and shift workers have been honored as we continue to work behind the scenes.

Do you have a virtual museum tour/ online collection?

Museums Victoria is finding new ways to share our collections and research and to bring our museum experts to the people, wherever they may be.

Museum at Home is a new project from Museums Victoria enabling the community to connect, explore and learn more from their favourite museums every day.

With our Museum at Home project, we’re opening up our collections, research and experts allowing you to connect, explore and learn more from your favourite museums every day. We’ve curated our best online content for you to enjoy from wherever you are. You can connect with our collections, knowledge and expertise wherever you are.

Museum at Home sites are now live and we will be adding more virtual experiences for all to enjoy over the coming days and weeks. Our doors may be closed but you can connect with our collections, knowledge and expertise wherever you are.

Is XXX event going ahead?

All public programs have been cancelled up until April 13 at this time. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we will continue to monitor advice and adapt accordingly.

Is XXX exhibition going ahead?

All exhibitions have been postponed until further notice at this time. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we will continue to monitor advice and adapt accordingly.

Are your staff still at work during this public shutdown?

MV has moved all staff to working from home apart from staff involved in essential services.


For more information please contact:

Jacqui Wilson, Senior Media and Communications Manager | 0457 906 960

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