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

Nelson Mandela with his fist raised

Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition

A new world-class exhibition on Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life, curated from the extensive collections of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.

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E. coli bacteria

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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Two baby kangaroos embracing

From the Heart

Marking the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires.

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Child peering out of a loin mask

Lunar New Year Closing Party

Celebrate the Year of the Pig.

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Nocturnal crowd

Nocturnal X Melbourne Fashion

This special edition of Nocturnal, curated in collaboration with the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF), celebrates the opening of the festival with live music, performance, drinks, and late night access to museum exhibitions.

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Projections displayed on the Royal Exhibition Building for Lunar New Year celebrations.

Lunar New Year projections: Royal Exhibition Building

Finish Lunar New Year celebrations in style, with stunning Year of the Pig projections at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Exhibition Building.

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Child touching mineral on display in Children's Museum.

Museum Playdates

Come and play in our newest program for 2 to 5 year olds.

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Garments from Museums Victoria collections in the Fashion and Textiles Store at Moreland.

Fashion Redux

Presented in partnership with Virgin Australia Fashion Festival Fashion Redux exhibition displays reimagined items from the museum's vast and fascinating collection.

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Woman giving a presentation

Museum Lectures

Come on a journey of discovery with a program of talks.

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Before Hours Tour

Join an early morning, small group tour of Melbourne Museum before it opens

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Two children touch a brilliantly illuminated display at Melbourne Museum

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