Gift membership

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Three great museums, one fantastic gift

Give the gift that lasts all year with a Museum Members Gift Pack. Designed to inspire, spark curiosity, learning and wonder.

1. Buy

Purchase your gift membership online.

2. Give

Your gift is emailed to you, to print or forward, to your recipient.

3. Activate

The recipient activates their new membership online.
Household $79
2 adults and 4 children up to 16 years
Adult $50
16 years and over
Concession $34
Students, pensioners/seniors or health care card holders
Older Lady with a baby in a pram in the train tunnel exhibition

Your gift includes:

  • Unlimited free general entry at Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks & Immigration Museum (express entry at Melbourne Museum & Scienceworks) 1
  • A range of discounts on venues, touring exhibitions, parking, shops & cafes 2
  • Free general entry & benefits at partner venues
  • Exclusive events, tours & viewings
  • Quarterly Discover magazine

Supporting our museums

Your gift helps us preserve Victoria's State collection of more than 17 million objects for future generations to enjoy.

It also supports research activities of a team of scientists and historians and contributes to the development of new exhibitions and projects.

Ways to purchase a Gift Membership

  • Purchase online now
  • Call us on 13 11 02
  • In person at Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks or Immigration Museum

Gift membership applications are subject to Museum Members terms and conditions.

Lost your card?

Replacement cards cost $5 each and can be ordered over the phone by calling 13 11 02, or at the ticket desk of one of our museums next time you visit.

Contact us

Call 13 11 02 or email us at [email protected].

Frequently asked questions

Can you tell me if the person I intend buying a gift membership pack for already has a Museum Members membership? I can give you their name and address.

We are not able to confirm whether a person is a member or not due to privacy legislation.

I want to buy a gift membership pack online for friends/relatives living in Australia but I live overseas. How do I complete the online form?

Select the “address not found” box and enter your mailing details. Select ‘State’ and from the drop down option select Australian Capital Territory (or any other state – this will not appear on your address).

The gift pack will be mailed to you at your overseas address for you to present as a gift.

How long does the recipient have to activate the membership?

Once a gift pack is purchased there is no end date for activation. Once activated, the membership is valid for one year.

Do I enter my postal details on the online form or the person I’m giving the gift membership to?

Yes, enter your personal details online The gift pack will be mailed out to you for you to present as a gift. The gift pack contains anactivation card.

The person that receives the gift will need to complete the activation card with their personal details (names, email/contact details and postal address) and mail it back to Museum Members in the stamped addressed envelope included in the pack, or bring it to any of our museums to activate on their first visit.

Once activated, the recipient will receive a welcome pack and membership card to their postal address. Membership commences for 12 months from the date that the activation card is processed.

I would like to buy two gift memberships through our organisation, can you please send me an invoice?

Unfortunately we do not offer an option of payment on invoice. Gift memberships are available for purchase either online or at one of our shops, located within Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum and payment must be made upon purchase.

If I buy a gift membership today, does this day become the first day of the membership?

A gift membership is activated once the recipient returns the completed gift activation, or brings the activation card with them on their first visit to our museums. The gift membership is not activated from the date that the gift is purchased.

How do I activate a gift membership? 

To activate your gift membership, just send a completed activation form to us. If you are planning on visiting soon, you can bring the completed activation card with you and present it to a Customer Service Officer at the ticketing desk.

You will then be given a temporary membership card for immediate access which is valid for 2 months and your annual membership card(s) will be mailed to you.

What is the size of a gift membership pack? Will I be able to mail it to someone?

Yes, our gift membership pack can fit into an A5 envelope and weighs a little bit more than a standard A5 letter.

Can I exchange my gift membership for cash?

No, a gift membership cannot be exchanged for cash and no refund will be provided.

I lost my gift membership pack, can I get a new one?

Please write to us at [email protected] and include proof of purchase.


1 General entry excludes touring exhibitions, IMAX Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building events, Melbourne Planetarium and Lightning Room.

2 Not available in conjunction with any other offers.

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