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

Revolutions: Records and Rebels exhibition showcase

Revolutions: Records and Rebels

Revolutions: Records and Rebels looks at the late 1960s as a moment when youth culture drove optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question the establishment across every area of society.

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School holiday activities

Explore the connection between structure and sound in this holiday activity for dinosaur-lovers.

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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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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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Crowd in red light

Nocturnal x Tora

Byron Bay electronic quartet Tora headline Nocturnal with their blissful sounds, with Sampology W/Middle Name Dance Band and Eilish Gilligan DJ set.

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Nobel Peace Prize medal 2017

2017 Nobel Peace Prize pop-up display

See the Nobel Peace Prize medal and diploma awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in 2017.

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View over Lord Howe Island showing rugged peaks and clear water bay.

Lord Howe to save a species

The amazing tale of the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect and how captive breeding brought it back from the brink of extinction.

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Man standing with top of his body inside the jaws of a Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur skeleton.

Meet the Museum Experts: Preparators

Ever wondered what Museum staff do? Ever pondered what's behind closed doors?

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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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Peta Coward at the Climate Strike youth protest, Melbourne March 12th, 2019

Anarchy in The Archive

Senior Curators are joined by Haus of Dizzy founder, Wiradjuri woman Kristy Dickinson to explore contemporary expressions of protest.

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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.