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


Coming up in December: NO ZU, Mildlife, Opalakia.

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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. 

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.

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Woman in feathered costume

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.

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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Refreshments at Museum Members VIP Shop Night
Museum Members

VIP Shopping Night

We're inviting you, our Museum Members, to visit and peruse the Melbourne Museum shop in an after-hours shopping event.

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The largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in Australia.

Bee on a flower

Hello Hollow

Want to make a native bee feel right at home?

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Design work by Emma Lucas, Canterbury Girls' Secondary College

Top Designs 2018

A sneak peek at the future of Australian design.

Two children touch a brilliantly illuminated display at Melbourne Museum

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