Opening Hours

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

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053


Crowd in red light


Join us in March for a double headliner Nocturnal featuring Jordie Lane & The Sleepers and Ainslie Wills, with support from Sean McMahon and Hollie Joyce.

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You Can't Do That exhibition

You Can't Do That

A celebration of Melbourne fashion designers, models and industry luminaries from the 1960s to today.

Viking ship

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

The largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in Australia.

Guests receiving a tour of the DNA Biobank lab led by Joanna Sumner at a donor event at Melbourne Museum.

Back of House Tours

Explore behind the scenes, meet the scientists and discover the unseen world of some of the museum's 17 million items.

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Child using binoculars to spot birds in Forest Gallery.

Museum Playdates

Celebrate International Day of the Forest and International Day of Biodiversity.

Woman modelling a grey wool Kuwaii coat during Runway 6 at the 2016 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, held in the Royal Exhibition Building carpark.

You Can Fight Fast Fashion

Meet Melbourne industry leaders who drive in the fast lane of the slow fashion movement.


Vikings Long Table Dinner

Experience a Nordic inspired long-table dinner in the heart of the Melbourne Museum and enjoy an exclusive after-hours viewing of the touring exhibition, Vikings: Beyond the Legend.

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Three women being served at a restaurant outside.

Win a trip to Denmark!

To celebrate the release of Vikings: Beyond the Legend, we are giving away an amazing trip to Denmark for two lucky people, valued at $9700. 

Promotional photograph of a fashion show at the Royal Exhibition Building for Australian Wool Board. There is a group of female models standing on a round platform facing another group that is sitting on a stage.

You Can Do That!

Experience the exhibition You Can't Do That as it comes to life with the exhibitors and curators.

A stamp and crayons laid out on a table

Pacific Inspirations

Join us to learn about the traditional practice of bark-cloth printing and designs from the Pacific region.

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Two children touch a brilliantly illuminated display at Melbourne Museum

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