The Autism friendly museum

A man and his children surrounded by animals in the museum.

Written for children in consultation with AMAZE, the stories have photographs to show children what they'll encounter during a visit to Melbourne Museum. You can read them online as a webpage, or you can download a Word document to print out. You can also cut and paste the stories to create a story that best suits your child.

Woman and a boy looking at a stuffed echidna


Map of high and low sensory spaces

The museum can be a confronting place for sensitive visitors. Use our map of high and low sensory spaces to plan a visit to suit your child.

Low sensory spaces, coloured blue on the map, are quiet areas that are bright, have few people and no multimedia. High sensory spaces, indicated in red, are busy places with a mix of multimedia, loud noises and/or low light.

You can borrow a laminated copy of the map from the ticketing desk or you can download your own.

Quiet times

Melbourne Museum tends to be quieter between 3pm and 5pm on weekdays during term time. 

Avoid queues

To minimise the time your family spends in a queue, we suggest that you buy tickets online before you visit. Present your printed or digital tickets at the prepurchase queue entry point for quick entry.

Low Sensory Sessions

On the first Saturday of every month, Melbourne Museum offers low sensory sessions for visitor who experience sensory sensitivity. Loud sound effects and music will be muted, and bright or flashing lights will be dimmed in all galleries included with museum entry. Find out more and book tickets


We'd love to hear what you think about these social stories and whether they are helpful to you. Drop us a line on [email protected].

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