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

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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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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Artwork by Brendan Kennedy

River of Language

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

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Banoffee

Nocturnal x Fashion

Get ready for a tailor-made night of culture, fashion and a massive line-up featuring Banoffee, Romance Was Born x Chunky Move, Rainbow Chan, Mo'Ju (DJ Set), Purple Sneakers DJ's, Feels, Pania, SaD, and Hey Drums.

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Two adults using a digital tablet to sketch butterflies and moths

Digital art class

Be inspired by our unique and wondrous collection to create your own digital masterpiece.

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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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A woman standing in front of rack of clothing patterns holding a sign which says "Do you know where your cloths come from? We do."

History in the Making

In 2020, Ethical Clothing Australia celebrates its 20-year long history. Hear from designers and business owners accredited by the organisation during this panel discussion.

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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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Miniature Gunditjmara Basket by artist Eva Ponting.

Why Models Work – The First Peoples Edition

From miniature hand-woven First Peoples baskets to the model of Captain Cook’s cottage, what do these objects tell us about history?

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Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.

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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.

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 dancing in a line

Chinese Square Dancers

Join in for dance and exercise!

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

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

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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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Visitors viewing a showcase

Wild

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

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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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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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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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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

Welcome to Te Vainui O Pasifika the great waters of the Pacific peoples.

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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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Click15

Nocturnal x Asia TOPA

A celebration of China’s most exciting new music, curated by tastemakers IndieWorks China.

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Nocturnal crowd

Nocturnal x Jazz

More than just a party, Nocturnal is the transformation of the museum into an adult playground.

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