Opening Hours

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

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053


Woman in feathered costume

Inside Out

A love song to arouse the secret worlds of a curious collection.

Crowd in red light


Next event Friday 5 January 2018, featuring Billy Davis & the Good Lords + Special Guests.

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Christmas tree lights

Christmas Market

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Melbourne Museum’s Christmas Market

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School holiday activities

This summer there's a range of offers for visitors to Melbourne Museum.


Vikings: Beyond the Legend

The largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in Australia.

Three women being served at a restaurant outside.

Win a trip to Denmark!

To celebrate the release of Vikings: Beyond the Legend, we are giving away an amazing trip to Denmark for two lucky people, valued at $9700. 

Portrait of Preparation manager Steven Sparrey in Preparation workshop

Meet the Museum Experts

In this series of workshops, you will hear about the specialised jobs that people do at the museum, see some of the back of house areas and try your hand at developing museum skills.

Child drawing during Spring school holidays

Patrol the Abyss

Join us for sea creatures and light and drawing and fun as we patrol the abyss with local artist Ghostpatrol.

Deaf interpreter on stage

Auslan Tours of Inside Out

Auslan guides will take you on a tour of Melbourne Museum's latest exhibition, where you'll be experiencing Museums Victoria's collection in a whole new way.

Collection manager Bentley Bird checking drawers with eggs during collection audit in Ornithology store.


A place for visitors to meet staff and find answers relating to the research, collections and the work of Museums Victoria.

Two children touch a brilliantly illuminated display at Melbourne Museum

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