The largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in Australia.
What do the Vikings and Aboriginal Australia have in common?
Nocturnal welcomes Winter with a hot June lineup!
For this special Nocturnal, presented as part of the MEL&NYC program, Melbourne Museum will transform into New York City's most captivating cultural precinct, Harlem.
A celebration of Melbourne fashion designers, models and industry luminaries from the 1960s to today.
A sneak peek at the future of Australian design.
Celebrating the achievements of Victorian Aboriginal women of the 20th century, highlighting quiet achievers, strong advocates, and women who are at the foundations of our vibrant First Peoples community today.
Come on a journey of discovery with a new program of talks
The Stella Schools Program: Girls Write Up is a full-day festival for teens that teaches empowerment through writing and sharing stories.
Featuring the latest physical and digital playable technology, view Real Madrid's most famous trophies and learn from their success.
On World Environment Day Melanie Mackenzie describes the trials and triumphs of a recent Antarctic research voyage.
Learn more about Indigenous ingenuity, humour and resilience through the wonderful stories of the Bush Mechanics.
Get behind the locked doors, meet our inspiring staff and get closer to our collection.
Learn how British investors lost a fortune in an ambitious scheme to revive Victoria’s deep lead gold mines in the 1890s.
Join us for a trip down memory lane, and the catwalk, as we hear the untold family history of iconic Melbourne fashion brand, Gala Gowns.
For Country, for Nation honours the selfless contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the Anzac legend.
Join us at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre as we celebrate NAIDOC across not one but two weeks.
Mandela My Life – The Exhibition will make its world premiere in Melbourne in September 2018 at Melbourne Museum, coinciding with the 100th anniversary celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds to explore, play and learn.
Meet some of Victoria's frogs as Jane Melville and Joanna Sumner describe their work on these fabulous amphibians.
Hands up who knows where their clothes came from and who made them...
An exhibition of storytelling through comic pop culture incorporating identity, heroes and language.
This panel conversation will engage in debate surrounding nature vs nurture: unpacking X and Y, including gender equality and difference.
An insight into the world of paper conservation including a display of some treasures from the Rare Book Collection.
Join us this winter school holidays to explore how Southeast Australian First Peoples moved across water.
Join your friends for Hello Possums Story Time in the Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum.
Celebrating the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.
In honour of 2018 NAIDOC theme Because Of Her We Can this lecture will highlight key works in the collection by female First Peoples.
Join us as we dive into the amazing world of ancient marine reptiles.
Come and play in our newest program for 2 to 5 year olds.
Di Bray, Erich Fitzgerald and Karen Rowe introduce wildlife projects achieving great things in Australia.
Watch a writhing mass of hungry eels gobble up their lunch!
Say Hello to the Dinosaur Disco at Melbourne Museum with special collaborators No Lights No Lycra Little.
'Find your Treasure' this Children's Book Week with Museum Stories; a celebration of children's literature, youthful curiosity, and museum collections.
Join the conversation with a panel of expert thinkers as they engage in a critical debate surrounding representations of the Holocaust.
Discover how the preservation of plastics is becoming one of the major museum collection management issues of the 21st century.
Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.
Meet leading scientists as part of the 2018 National Science Week Museums Victoria Public Program.
A place for visitors to meet staff and find answers relating to the research, collections and the work of Museums Victoria.
The amazing world of insects and spiders!
Over 600 birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians from around the world.
An etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples.
Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.
The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.
The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.
One of the world's most destructive conflicts recalled through the experiences of eight people.
An exhibition packed with icons of the city's past and present.
Walk through a stand of Victoria's mountain forests in the middle of the city.
The processes and mechanisms of evolution.
Introduction to the museum's displays.
Think about the workings of your own mind and the minds of others.
Australia's greatest racehorse.
Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building.
Watercraft and other objects from nearly every Pacific Island nation.
A brilliant, immersive exhibition about our ever-changing Earth.
Dramatic underwater footage, vivid photographs and rare specimens bring Victoria’s marine animals to life.
Enjoy a glass of wine, coffee and lunch at Melbourne Museum’s Pop-Up Restaurant in May, overlooking the stunning Royal Exhibition Building.
Sensational stories of notorious thefts from Australian libraries and museums.