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.



The largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in Australia.

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.

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

Back of House Tours

Exclusive to Museum Members. Explore behind the scenes, meet the scientists and discover the unseen world of some of the museum's 17 million items.

Christmas tree lights

Christmas Market

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Melbourne Museum’s Christmas Market

special event

School holiday activities

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

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.

Girl and her mother looking out the windows of a pretend train

Children's Gallery

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

Crowd in red light


Next event: Friday 5 January 2018

special event
Illustration of the RV Investigator.

Patrol the Abyss

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

Two children touch a brilliantly illuminated display at Melbourne Museum

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