Opening Hours

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

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053

What's on

Crowd in red light


Coming up in November: Roland Tings, Annie Bass & Andras.

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Black and white photograph of Nelson Mandela

Mandela My Life – The Exhibition

Mandela My Life – The Exhibition will make its world premiere in Melbourne in September 2018 at Melbourne Museum, coinciding with the 100th anniversary celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s birth.

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Two women feeding five lambs

Women of the Land

This installation honours the work of Victorian women strongly bound to the land. 

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Yoga pose with a dinosaur

Museum Moves

Wake up with the museum in this highly original event!

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

Back of House Tours

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

Woman and child looking into a tray of toys and natural objects

Romp and Stomp 2017

A special event for children five years old and under to celebrate Children’s Week at Melbourne Museum.

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Nesting hollow in tree. Location: Australia, Victoria, Gippsland Lakes, Mitchell River National Park, Den of Nargun.

Hello Hollow

Who lives in your hollow tree? A bat? Bird? Possum? Glider?

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Four profiles of face

Humanities 21

Does empathy make you successful? Or is it a hindrance, smothering logic with emotions? Re-think empathy in this Oxford-style debate.


Inside Out

A love song to arouse the secret worlds of a curious collection

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

Children's Gallery

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

Two children touch a brilliantly illuminated display at Melbourne Museum

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