MELBOURNE MUSEUM

Opening Hours

Daily 10am–5pm
Closed Good Friday
and Christmas Day

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Featured

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Gut Feelings

Microbes in your gut talk to your brain and body. Your microbes are beautiful. Be immersed. Be curious. Love your guts. 

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The Listies totally serious 100% fact filled guide to the Melbourne Museum

Join Rich (the smart one) and Matt (the other one) as they venture forth to discover the secrets of the Learnadome (what Matt calls the Museum).

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Two toddlers playing at Melbourne Museum's Play Box event.

Play Box

To help your littlie make the most of every single day, we’re opening early with a new play-based learning experience proudly supported by Biostime.

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Noelani Le Nevez

Melbourne Music Week: An Under 5's Adventure

Why should adults have all the fun? Melbourne is one of the world's premier Music Cities but it ain’t just for grown-ups.

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Stardust memories

Heard and seen by the people of Murchison in northern Victoria, this meteorite, became one of the world's most highly studied.

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Woman looking a didgeridoos displayed in a shop

Members VIP Shopping Night

Receive a whopping 25% off at the Melbourne Museum shop and make an evening of it with the whole family.

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A woman in a white shirt, tights and shoes wearing a pink tie is running past a woman in a wheelchair, who has her hands in the air. The lighting is dramatically purple.

Weave Movement Theatre presents Wanna be a Rabbit

Join us for this free theatrical performance.

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Diplodactylus tessellatus, Tessellated gecko, female with eggs. Location: Australia, Victoria, Gannawarra, Rifle Butt Road. Survey: MEB 2016 022, Field No: GWH007.

Sunday Family Program: Tails and Scales

Be inspired by some of Museums Victoria’s rarest native geckos to make your own in our family friendly activity.

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Girl and her mother looking out the windows of a pretend train

Children's Gallery

A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds to explore, play and learn.

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Child touching mineral on display in Children's Museum.

Museum Playdates

Come and play in our newest program for 3 to 5 year olds.

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Detail of zinc etching

Acknowledgement of First Peoples

Museums Victoria acknowledges the Woi Wurrung (Wurundjeri) and Boonwurrung peoples of the eastern Kulin Nations where we work, and First Peoples language groups and communities across Victoria and Australia.

Our organisation, in partnership with the First Peoples of Victoria, is working to place First Peoples living cultures and histories at the core of our practice. Visit the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre website for more information.