Opening Hours

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

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053


Viking ship

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

The largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in Australia.

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Nocturnal crowd

Nocturnal X Harlem

Nocturnal channels Harlem for the city-wide MEL&NYC festival in August with a genre-crossing line-up co-curated by Melbourne's own block party extraordinaire MzRizk.

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Real Madrid World of Football Experience

Featuring the latest physical and digital playable technology, view Real Madrid's most famous trophies and learn from their success.

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Woman giving a presentation

Museum Lectures

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

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Man leaning against a fence.

Contemporary Scandi culture workshops

Lasse Povlsen, consultant chef from Melbourne's Denmark House and self-proclaimed Viking will lead two Scandinavian-style workshops.

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Museums Victoria Curator Kimberley Moulton giving a tour.

The Intersection of Art & Historical Collections

In honour of 2018 NAIDOC theme Because Of Her We Can this lecture will highlight key works in the collection by female First Peoples.

Author Jackie Kerin at a storytelling session in Children's Gallery, Melbourne Museum.

Hello Possums: Story Time

Join your friends for Hello Possums Story Time in the Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum.

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

Members Behind the Scenes Tours

Get behind the locked doors, meet our inspiring staff and get closer to our collection.

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Platypterygius australis cartilage muscle overlay.

Ancient Sea Monster Activity

Join us as we dive into the amazing world of ancient marine reptiles.

Neck ornament

Reframing Colonial Histories

Artist, researcher and descendant of the Gunantuna people, Lisa Hilli will share insights and outcomes of her creative practice inspired by museum and archival collections from Papua New Guinea.

Two children touch a brilliantly illuminated display at Melbourne Museum

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