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Yellow butterfly on a blue background

Treasures of the Natural World

The best of London’s Natural History Museum is coming to Australia.

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Artwork by Brendan Kennedy

River of Language

ngulu wurneet, galada-al wurrung-u, parniwaru tyalingi, waran woorroong-ee, barringgi dyaling.

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Doll's House - F.A. Clemons, 'Pendle Hall', 1940s.

Mini Mega Model Museum

Welcome to the Mini Mega Model Museum, where the apples are wax, the Colosseum is small and the models really work!

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Blue, pink and red leaf, flower and pods shapes on a black background

Top Designs 2020

Witness the future of Victorian design at this iconic annual exhibition.

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Woman giving a presentation

Museum Lectures

Come on a journey of discovery with a program of talks.

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Why Models work – The Technology Edition

Hear from the people who research, care for and activate the museums technology models on display in Mini Mega Model Museum.

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Two women in cloaks

Two Strong Sisters Connected

Two Strong Sisters Connected is the coming together of celebrated Victorian Elders and artists Aunty Eileen Harrison and Aunty Rochelle Patten.

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Iguandodon model

Why Models Work – The Dinosaur Edition

Two centuries of changing ideas about the dinosaur Iguanodon.

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Why Models work – The Makers Edition

Museums Victoria has been making models ‘in-house’ since 1854. Come and hear how and why in this the last lecture focusing on Mini Mega Model Museum.

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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 adults using a digital tablet to sketch butterflies and moths

Digital art class

Be inspired by our unique and wondrous collection to create your own digital masterpiece.

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Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map

First Peoples

Celebrating the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people. 

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Man doing a presentation  in Auslan to a small group of people in front of a showcase displaying Aboriginal sheilds

Auslan tour

Join a deaf-led tour of Melbourne Museum.

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The Listies totally serious 100% fact filled guide to the Melbourne Museum

Join Rich (the smart one) and Matt (the other one) as they venture forth to discover the secrets of the Learnadome (what Matt calls the Museum).

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Hand painted picture of a mill, water wheel and river with riverbanks in a circular frame.

Magic lantern slide

Join us to make your own magic lantern slide to project at home.

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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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Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.

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A little boy peering over a rock display in the museum.

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

Children’s Gallery

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

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Protoceratops andrewsi (Cretaceous) from the Dinosaur Walk gallery at the Melbourne Museum.

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

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A mother and son are sitting in a beanbag reading a book

Hello Possums Story Time

Join your friends for Hello Possums Story Time in the Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum.

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Detail of zinc etching

Wurreka

An etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples

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Advertising posters

IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

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Visitors viewing a showcase

Wild

Over 600 birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians from around the world.

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Girls looking into case

The Melbourne Story

An exhibition packed with icons of the city's past and present.

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Trees and mist

Forest Secrets

Walk through a stand of Victoria's mountain forests in the middle of the city.

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Woman talking to a crowd about the eels in the pond

Eel feeding

Watch a writhing mass of hungry eels gobble up their lunch!

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Visitor in front of butterfly display at the entrance to Bugs Alive exhibition

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

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

Curious?

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

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Crinoid fossils and models

600 Million Years

The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.

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stuffed birds in showcase

Darwin to DNA

The processes and mechanisms of evolution.

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four people standing amongst rocks and grass

Highlights tour

Introduction to the museum's displays.

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The Mind

Think about the workings of your own mind and the minds of others.

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Horse Phar Lap on display in the Melbourne Story gallery

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

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External view of Royal Exhibition Building from Nicholson Street

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building.

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Various sails within Te Pasifika gallery

Te Vainui O Pasifika

Welcome to Te Vainui O Pasifika the great waters of the Pacific peoples.

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A child looking at Earth globe display

Dynamic Earth

A brilliant, immersive exhibition about our ever-changing Earth.

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Front view of mounted display shark

Marine Life

Dramatic underwater footage, vivid photographs and rare specimens bring Victoria’s marine animals to life.

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Close up of a plate of gourmet food

Museum Market Pop-Up Restaurant

Enjoy a glass of wine, coffee and lunch at Melbourne Museum’s Pop-Up Restaurant in May, overlooking the stunning Royal Exhibition Building.

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Museum at Home

Whilst our doors might be closed, there’s still a whole lot of magic going on. Museum at Home lets you connect, explore and learn more from your favourite museums every day.