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

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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Nocturnal crowd

Nocturnal

Nocturnal waves the rainbow flag this month in celebration and appreciation of our vibrant queer culture with Sunshine & Disco Faith Choir, Brendan Maclean, Whiskey Houston, Brooke Powers & Dandrogyny. Book now!

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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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Soldiers in uniform next to a train carriage.

For Country, for Nation

For Country, for Nation honours the selfless contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the Anzac legend.

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lizard on a log

Meet a Lizard – Make a Lizard

Join us every Sunday until 2 December as we learn the secrets of the lizards and their unbelievable adaptation skills.

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Child wearing a dinosaur costume dancing at the Jurassic Dinosaur Disco at Melbourne Museum

Hello Museum Dino Disco

Say hello at the Dinosaur Disco and enjoy a special evening opening of the Children's Gallery and Garden.

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ABC’s Science Friction Live

A series of hot button conversations about science, society and culture. Guaranteed to provoke! 

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Boy looking a jaw

Museum Playdates

Come and play in our newest program for 2 to 5 year olds.

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Two students using virtual reality googles to experience a road trip from the past to the future of travel in Victoria.

Road to Zero experience

The world’s first immersive experience that explores a future free from deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

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Two children touch a brilliantly illuminated display at Melbourne Museum

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