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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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Artwork by Brendan Kennedy

River of Language

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

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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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View of the Revolutions: Records and Rebels exhibition with photo of Christine Keeler astride an Arne Jacobsen chair, with chair, in the first section of the exhibition.

Sex and Politics: The Revolution Continues

You say you want one, but did we have one? (A local revolution that is.)

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Crowd in red light

Nocturnal x White Night Reimagined x RocKwiz Revolution

Nocturnal does White Night is all about your favourite Victorian bands coming together for one-night only in an extravaganza not to be missed.

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Museum staff showing fossils to a girl during Science on Show in Melbourne Museum.

National Science Week 2019

From the human mouth to the deep sea, we explore life in some unlikely places.

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Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering

Manggan weaves together recent works from the unique and diverse communities of Far North Queensland.

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White Night 2017

White Night Reimagined 2019

As the city comes alive with a three night celebration of culture and creativity, start your family adventuring early in your favourite Melbourne Museum spaces.

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Science at the Extreme

National Science Week Public Launch: Science at the Extreme

Join us for the public launch of National Science Week 2019 at Melbourne Museum.

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View of the Revolutions: Records and Rebels exhibition showing Pete Townshend's smashed Woodstock guitar in the 'Gatherings and Festivals' section.

Music: The Revolution Continues

You say you want one, but did we have one? (A local revolution that is.)

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Illustration of two scientists looking at microbes projected onto a screen

Sunday Family Program: The Great Gut Microbe Hunt

We're going on a Microbe Hunt!

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First Peoples Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum and experience the vibrant cultures of Indigenous Australia

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Three small birds with black and yellow feathers, and a pink breast. Two birds are perched on leafy branches while one flies above.

The Birdman and the Museum

This show-and-tell offers a unique insight into the relationship between Museums Victoria and the renowned ornithologist and publisher, John Gould, through rarely seen items from the library and archives.

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Woman looking at a lizard

Living wonders from the forest to the deep sea

Museum scientists reveal astounding recent discoveries

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Tilly Sunners-Gormley. Child wearing a doctor's costume reading a book in Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum

Museum Stories

Immerse yourself in an interactive story time, then join us on an adventure to explore a museum gallery or space, with a different museum theme every day.

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Black and white image of children in a bark canoe

Lost in Translation

Discover this amazing story of cross-cultural knowledge exchange between the museum and the Yaghan community in South America.

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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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Melanie Cheng

Muse in the Museum: Melanie Cheng

Join us for a very special tour of the museum with Melanie Cheng.

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Samer Nashef

Muse in the Museum: Samer Nashef

Join us for a very special tour of the museum with Samer Nashef.

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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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Child touching mineral on display in Children's Museum.

Museum Playdates

Come and play in our newest program for 3 to 5 year olds.

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Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.

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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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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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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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Advertising posters

IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

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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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Before Hours Tour

Join an early morning, small group tour of Melbourne Museum before it opens

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Visitors viewing a showcase

Wild

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

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Visiting children examining Inostrancevia skeleton in the Dinosaur Walk exhibition.

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

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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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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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Trees and mist

Forest Secrets

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

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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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Melbourne Museum Tours

Enrich your visit to Melbourne Museum with a small group guided tour.

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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

Watercraft and other objects from nearly every Pacific Island nation.

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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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Illustration of a prehistoric animal

Australian Academy of Science Boden Research Conference

This two-and-a-half-day symposium will bring together top Australian and international scientists, students, and early career researchers to explore the techniques for reconstructing evolutionary transformations in vertebrate history.

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Crowd in red light

Nocturnal x White Night

Nocturnal does White Night is all about your favourite Victorian bands coming together for one-night only in an extravaganza not to be missed. 

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