Opening Hours

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

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053


Nocturnal crowd

Nocturnal X Midsumma Festival

See Melbourne Museum transformed and discover what happens at night when the dinosaurs doze, and the exhibitions come alive.

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School holiday activities

School holiday activities

Summer school holiday activities at Melbourne Museum.

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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Myer Windows

Make Believe

Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows is a magical, glittering, experience for children and adults alike, inviting lovers of this cherished Melbourne tradition.

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Two people with blue paint on their faces

Decolonise and Moisturise

An immersive workshop on decolonising art practices and self care facilitated by Candy Bowers.

A mother and son are sitting in a beanbag reading a book

Hello Possums Story Time

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

Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows

It’s hard to make hats for flamingos!

A special panel event with the makers, artisans, designers, sculptors and creators behind Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows.


Before Hours Tour

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

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Two baby kangaroos embracing

From the Heart

Marking the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires.

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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.

Two children touch a brilliantly illuminated display at Melbourne Museum

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