Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks to reopen 27 June, 2020

Museums Victoria will reopen Melbourne Museum, IMAX Melbourne and Scienceworks to the public from Saturday 27 June 2020, seven days a week.

“Following the Victorian Government’s announcement on Sunday, we are delighted to welcome visitors back to Melbourne Museum, IMAX and Scienceworks in time for the winter school holidays on Saturday 27 June,” said Lynley Crosswell, CEO & Director, Museums Victoria.

“The health and safety of all our visitors, staff and volunteers is our highest priority, and we’ve been meticulously planning so that our visitors can safely enjoy our museums and theatre,” she said.

Following guidelines developed by Creative Victoria – and in close consultation with the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and WorkSafe – Museums Victoria will implement a range of public health and physical distancing measures to ensure the safety of visitors, staff, volunteers and other workers.
Some of the new measures being implemented include online pre-booking to manage visitor numbers, physical distancing and increased cleaning.

In recognition of their ongoing support, Museum Members will have early access to Melbourne Museum from June 22–26. And in line with Museums Victoria’s Autism Friendly Museum Project, autistic children and their families will also be able to visit Melbourne Museum during this preview period.

IMAX will reopen on 27 June with an exciting program of back catalogue films that celebrate the best of the giant screen IMAX experience, with programming to be confirmed in the coming weeks. IMAX will adhere to all necessary public health and physical distancing measures, including increased cleaning and sanitisation of the theatre and other high-use areas.

Immigration Museum will reopen in August with the launch of Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide, a new in-house developed exhibition that explores the sometimes messy, emotional and often hilarious journey to adulthood.

“Our museums are important places where families and people of all ages can come together and engage with the world around us. During shutdown we’ve connected with our communities through our Museum at Home digital platform and now we’re looking forward to bringing visitors back into our spaces to experience that same joy and wonder,” Lynley Crosswell said.


Consistent with the Chief Health Officer’s directions, public visitor numbers will be limited to 50 people per separate space.

Due to limited capacity bookings are essential.

Timed tickets for Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks will go on sale from 22 June. Please visit for ticket sale announcements.

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Media and Communications Team
Museums Victoria
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