The largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in Australia.
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.
Nocturnal channels Harlem for the city-wide MEL&NYC festival in August with a genre-crossing line-up co-curated by Melbourne's own block party extraordinaire MzRizk.
Featuring the latest physical and digital playable technology, view Real Madrid's most famous trophies and learn from their success.
Come on a journey of discovery with a new program of talks.
Lasse Povlsen, consultant chef from Melbourne's Denmark House and self-proclaimed Viking will lead two Scandinavian-style workshops.
Lasse Povlsen will teach us about the key ingredients in pickling, talk about scavenging and foraging for greens and other local ingredients, and the main vegetables used in more traditional types of pickles.
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 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.
Get behind the locked doors, meet our inspiring staff and get closer to our collection.
Join us as we dive into the amazing world of ancient marine reptiles.
Artist, researcher and descendant of the Gunantuna people, Lisa Hilli will share insights and outcomes of her creative practice inspired by museum and archival collections from Papua New Guinea.
For Country, for Nation honours the selfless contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the Anzac legend.
Come and play in our newest program for 2 to 5 year olds.
Get the exhibition to yourself in an exclusive before-hours preview of, Vikings: Beyond the Legend before this exhibition sets sail later in the month.
Di Bray, Erich Fitzgerald and Karen Rowe introduce wildlife projects achieving great things in Australia.
Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.
Say Hello to the Dinosaur Disco at Melbourne Museum with special collaborators No Lights No Lycra Little.
Meet leading scientists as part of the 2018 National Science Week Museums Victoria Public Program.
Join our fossil festival to discover the ancient lives and landscapes of Victoria across hundreds of millions of years.
'Find your Treasure' this Children's Book Week with Museum Stories; a celebration of children's literature, youthful curiosity, and museum collections.
Discover how the preservation of plastics is becoming one of the major museum collection management issues of the 21st century.
Dr Erich Fitzgerald and Dr Tom Rich, Senior Curators of Vertebrate Palaeontology at Museums Victoria, will talk about the biggest animals that ever lived, and the biggest list of volunteers on a dinosaur dig!
Join the conversation with a panel of expert thinkers as they engage in a critical debate surrounding representations of the Holocaust.
An etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples.
Mandela My Life: The Official 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.
This History Week join us in an event that turns history on its head.
Join leading thinkers as they discuss how sustainable business models work – in theory, and in practice.
A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds to explore, play and learn.
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.
The eels are not fed over winter. They hibernate during winter when the water drops below 10oC.
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.
Explore the rich history of mask making and the significance of masks in Torres Strait Islander culture and ceremonies.
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.
Discover how the histories of migration and television in Australia are intertwined, and how migrants are represented in the industry and on screen.
What Do We Know? When Did We Know It? What Do We Do?
Celebrate with Phar Lap this Melbourne Cup Day
Have you ever wondered what exactly do museum staff do or what’s behind our closed doors? Uncover the secrets of the Museum!
Honouring customary knowledge holders, hear how the Te Pasifika redevelopment will convey positive change, respect and understanding to wider communities.
A series of hot button conversations about science, society and culture. Guaranteed to provoke!
See what results when creative thinkers get locked into museum collections for a day!