Last Chance to See Treasures Of The Natural World At Melbourne Museum

Treasures of the Natural World from London’s world-class Natural History Museum must close Sunday 16 January

Treasures of the Natural World

Visitors to Melbourne Museum have one last chance to experience Treasures of the Natural World before it closes on Sunday 16 January to pore over iconic objects that changed the way we understand the world.

At a time when we are not able to travel as widely as we would like, Treasures of the Natural World offers the once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close to over 200 rare scientific, historic, and culturally significant objects and specimens curated from the collections of the Natural History Museum, London, one of the world’s most enduring and prestigious museums.

Highlights of the exhibition include objects from the personal collections of Charles Darwin that inspired his theory of evolution through natural selection. Visitors will also see a rare Martian meteorite that fell to Earth in 1911, 11 million years after it was blasted into space. Also on display is a 200-million-year-old Ichthyosaurus fossil found by English fossil collector Mary Anning when she was just 11 years old.

From the skeleton of a 12,000-year-old sabre tooth cat to the world’s largest species of butterfly, a 400,000-year-old-hand axe found alongside the bones of a woolly mammoth and the flea species that carried the bubonic plague, plus many more rare specimens and objects, visitors will uncover the stories behind some of history’s greatest scientific discoveries.

Hurry, the last day to visit Treasures of the Natural World is Sunday 16 January and experience the magic of a visit to London’s illustrious Natural History Museum right here in Melbourne. Book now!

These summer holidays, Melbourne Museum is open from 9am for more meaningful moments for everyone.

Treasures of the Natural World
25 June 2021–16 January 2022
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street Carlton
Tickets $15–$29
Children under 3 free, discounts for concessions, family tickets $65

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