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Woman in feathered costume

Inside Out

A love song to arouse the secret worlds of a curious collection.

exhibition
A group of people in two wooden boats at sunset.

a Bit na Ta

A contemporary soundscape exploring the hundred years leading to Papua New Guinea’s independence. 

exhibition Until Bunjilaka
Crowd in red light

Nocturnal

Next event Friday 5 January 2018, featuring Billy Davis & the Good Lords + Special Guests.

special event
Christmas tree lights

Christmas Market

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Melbourne Museum’s Christmas Market

special event
Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map

First Peoples

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

exhibition Bunjilaka

School holiday activities

This summer there's a range of offers for visitors to Melbourne Museum.

activity

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

The largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in Australia.

exhibition
Comic superhero

Marramb-ik (I Am)

An exhibition of storytelling through comic pop culture incorporating identity, heroes and language.

exhibition Until Bunjilaka
Three women being served at a restaurant outside.

Win a trip to Denmark!

To celebrate the release of Vikings: Beyond the Legend, we are giving away an amazing trip to Denmark for two lucky people, valued at $9700. 

Until
Portrait of Preparation manager Steven Sparrey in Preparation workshop

Meet the Museum Experts

In this series of workshops, you will hear about the specialised jobs that people do at the museum, see some of the back of house areas and try your hand at developing museum skills.

activity
Woman talking to a crowd about the eels in the pond

Eel feeding

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

talk Bunjilaka
Child drawing during Spring school holidays

Patrol the Abyss

Join us for sea creatures and light and drawing and fun as we patrol the abyss with local artist Ghostpatrol.

activity
Deaf interpreter on stage

Auslan Tours of Inside Out

Auslan guides will take you on a tour of Melbourne Museum's latest exhibition, where you'll be experiencing Museums Victoria's collection in a whole new way.

exhibition
Two children dressed up jump on the bed. One floats away.

Comics and Superheros

Hear about some heroes, talk about your heroes and learn how to create a comic strip about your very own hero.

activity Bunjilaka
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.

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

Children's Gallery

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

exhibition

Comics and Superheroes: 11am workshop

1 hour workshops suitable for children aged 5–10.

Black and white photograph of Nelson Mandela

Mandela My Life – The Exhibition

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.

exhibition Opens
Design work by Emma Lucas, Canterbury Girls' Secondary College

Top Designs 2018

A sneak peek at the future of Australian design.

exhibition

Comics and Superheroes: 1pm workshop

2 hour workshops suitable for children aged 12–16.

Woman presenting in a lecture theatre

FameLab

One big night with scientists live on stage. A fast-paced session of genius, laughs and true stories of real science.

special event
Aywon fashion display, Myer Window 1960s

You Can't Do That

A celebration of Melbourne fashion designers, models and industry luminaries from the 1960s to today.

exhibition
garden

Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.

activity Bunjilaka
Building Illuminated

White Night

Experience the magic of White Night 2018 at Melbourne Museum.

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

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

exhibition
A crowd watches a man tending a smoking fire

Warra: Sorry / Full of Grief and Sadness

A celebration of resilience and culture.

special event Bunjilaka
Visitors viewing a showcase

Wild

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

exhibition
Visiting children examining Inostrancevia skeleton in the Dinosaur Walk exhibition.

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

exhibition
Detail of zinc etching

Wurreka

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

display Bunjilaka
Crinoid fossils and models

600 Million Years

The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.

exhibition

IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

show
Black and white photography of two men and two women outside a tent

WWI: Love & Sorrow

One of the world's most destructive conflicts recalled through the experiences of eight people.

exhibition
Girls looking into case

The Melbourne Story

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

exhibition
Trees and mist

Forest Secrets

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

exhibition
stuffed birds in showcase

Darwin to DNA

The processes and mechanisms of evolution.

exhibition
Dress, loincloth. Papua New Guinea

Pacific Inspirations

Join us to learn about the traditional practice of bark-cloth printing and designs from the Pacific region.

activity
four people standing amongst rocks and grass

Highlights tour

Introduction to the museum's displays.

tour

The Mind

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

exhibition
Horse Phar Lap on display in the Melbourne Story gallery

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

exhibition
External view of Royal Exhibition Building from Nicholson Street

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building.

tour
Various sails within Te Pasifika gallery

Te Vainui O Pasifika

Watercraft and other objects from nearly every Pacific Island nation.

exhibition
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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