A History of Museum Victoria


Pictorial Timeline




Pictorial Timeline


The Government of Victoria establishes The Industrial and Technological Museum, initially built around material exhibited at the Intercolonial Exhibition of 1866-67. James Cosmo Newbery, a chemist and assayer, is appointed as the first Scientific Superintendent.

Despite Professor McCoy's opposition, mining and agricultural collections from the Museum at the University of Melbourne are transferred to the new museum, a timber building at the rear of the Public Library in Swanston Street, central Melbourne.

Interior view of the Museum 1872
Everything you always wanted to know about agriculture and more. This photograph by Charles Nettleton shows a view inside the Industrial and Technological Museum, in 1872.
Source: Museum Victoria


1854 1856
1863 1868
1870 1887
1899 1901
1915 1932
1939 1940
1965 1970
1983 1985
1992 1994
1996 1998
2000 2001

Previous | Next   

© Museum Victoria Australia