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

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Bug Lab

Zoom in on the evolutionary genius of bugs and discover how humans are using bugs as inspiration for new technologies.

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Explore the museum after hours with live music, bars, and delicious bites. Coming up in September: Kllo, Planéte and Pjenné.

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Child wearing a doctor's costume reading a book in Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum.

Book Week at Melbourne Museum

We’re inviting children and families to join us here at Melbourne Museum for a range of special Book Week activities!

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Members Family Day

Celebrate Museum Members Family Day by bringing your non-member family or friends - free!

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Children's Gallery

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

Woman on 1920s farm milking cow, with another cow adjacent

Invisible Farmer Pop-Up Display

Explore objects and interviews from the nation-wide project mapping the diverse, innovative and vital role of women in Australian agriculture.

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Child holding a stick insect at the Media Launch of 'Bug Lab' exhibition in the Touring Hall at Melbourne Museum, June 2017

Big Bug Family Night

Bring in the family to see, touch, hear and see bugs and visit the Bug Lab exhibition.

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Australian of the Year 2017

Features personal objects selected by the award winners that have valued significance to them, communicating something special about their lives and experiences.

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Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

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Big Bugs on the loose

Giant bugs are on the loose at Melbourne Museum! You never know what you might see when you visit.  

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What’s On at Museums Victoria

Download our quarterly What’s On brochure and discover the amazing exhibitions, programs and experiences on offer across all our venues!