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

yellow coloured image of microbes

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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The Listies totally serious 100% fact filled guide to the Melbourne Museum

Join Rich (the smart one) and Matt (the other one) as they venture forth to discover the secrets of the Learnadome (what Matt calls the Museum).

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Two toddlers playing at Melbourne Museum's Play Box event.

Play Box

To help your littlie make the most of every single day, we’re opening early with a new play-based learning experience proudly supported by Biostime.

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A large group of families with children sit and watch a musical act on stage

Romp and Stomp

A special event for children five years and under to celebrate Children's Week at Melbourne Museum.

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Members Behind the Scenes Tour: Halloween Edition

Enter through our locked doors and walk through our empty corridors to meet museum experts as they share the weird, the wonderful and the downright creepy.

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Antipasto platter

Members VIP Shopping Night

We’re inviting you, our Museum Members, to visit and peruse Melbourne Museum shop

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Noelani Le Nevez

Melbourne Music Week: An Under 5's Adventure

Why should adults have all the fun? Melbourne is one of the world's premier Music Cities but it ain’t just for grown-ups.

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Stardust memories

Heard and seen by the people of Murchison in northern Victoria, this meteorite, became one of the world's most highly studied.

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Diplodactylus tessellatus, Tessellated gecko, female with eggs. Location: Australia, Victoria, Gannawarra, Rifle Butt Road. Survey: MEB 2016 022, Field No: GWH007.

Sunday Family Program: Tails and Scales

Be inspired by some of Museums Victoria’s rarest native geckos to make your own in our family friendly activity.

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Photograph of the face and neck of race horse Phar Lap

Melbourne Cup Day Family Activity

Celebrate this special day of horse racing with us by dressing up and making race-day accessories.

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Detail of zinc etching

Acknowledgement of First Peoples

Museums Victoria acknowledges the Woi Wurrung (Wurundjeri) and Boonwurrung peoples of the eastern Kulin Nations where we work, and First Peoples language groups and communities across Victoria and Australia.

Our organisation, in partnership with the First Peoples of Victoria, is working to place First Peoples living cultures and histories at the core of our practice. Visit the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre website for more information.