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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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Artwork by Brendan Kennedy
Temporary closure

River of Language

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

exhibition Bunjilaka
ONLINE EVENT

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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Iguandodon model
ONLINE EVENT

Why Models Work – The Dinosaur Edition

Two centuries of changing ideas about the dinosaur Iguanodon.

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Conservators Sarah Babister and Penny Byrne preparing the Roman Colosseum model made of cork by Richard Du Bourg (or Dubourg), London, circa 1800, before it goes on display in Melbourne Museum.
ONLINE EVENT

Why Models Work – The History Edition

Deep dive into some of the models currently on display in Mini Mega Model Museum – Pendle Hall Dolls House, Colosseum Cork Model and Trench Art from WW1.

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Woman giving a presentation
ONLINE SERIES

Museum Lectures

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

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Two women in cloaks
Temporary closure

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.

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

Top Designs 2020

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

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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 Nutrition.

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

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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Postponed

100 Tiny Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs have escaped the Mini Mega Model Museum and are hiding from the staff. Where, oh where could they be? Join the prehistoric search and help us find out.

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Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map
Temporary closure

First Peoples

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

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Family group watching an immersive projection
Postponed

River Connections

Come on a journey which celebrates the life of Victoria’s river environments.

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yellow coloured image of microbes
Temporary Closure

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

Children’s Gallery

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

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Yellow butterfly on a blue background
Postponed

Treasures of the Natural World

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

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garden
Temporary closure

Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.

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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.
Temporary closure

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
Temporary closure

IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

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

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

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Visitors viewing a showcase
Temporary closure

Wild

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

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Detail of zinc etching
Temporary closure

Wurreka

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

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Girls looking into case
Temporary closure

The Melbourne Story

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

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Trees and mist
Temporary closure

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
Temporary closure

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

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Crinoid fossils and models
Temporary closure

600 Million Years

The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.

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stuffed birds in showcase
Temporary closure

Darwin to DNA

The processes and mechanisms of evolution.

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Temporary closure

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
Temporary closure

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

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Various sails within Te Pasifika gallery
Temporary closure

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
Temporary closure

Dynamic Earth

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

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Front view of mounted display shark
Temporary closure

Marine Life

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

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