Inside Out



Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

On show for a limited time only, Inside Out is a rare and surprising museum experience. Let’s call it a love song to Museums Victoria’s mostly unseen collection of more than 17 million objects. It’s a diverse arrangement of our most beautiful, intriguing and downright bizarre collection items, dusted off and dressed for show.

A team of curators has lovingly selected 370 extraordinary items from our vast storerooms, many on public display for the first time. Each artefact has been reimagined with unique presentation and captivating storytelling.

Suitable for adults, families and the young-at-heart, there’s not one written label here. Instead, a playful audio host or, if you'd prefer it, an informative digital guidebook will lead you through artful and surreal scenes - a campsite bathed in the moonlight of 1874, the backstage dressing room of a boisterous drag show, a hip and sparkly sushi bar and a tree which stands the test of time.

Expect to see vintage motorcycles, precious gemstones, glamorous fashion, scientific specimens, historic cameras, plus some impressive and… well, rather unfortunate taxidermy, all sound-tracked to the disco stylings of Vachel Spirason and Matthew Hadley of Melbourne band, Total Giovanni.

Inside Out is 2018's not-to-be-missed summer experience. After February 11, the items will return to the deep, dark depths of Museums Victoria’s mysterious storerooms.

You'll need your dancing shoes and a curious mind.

Contains some adult themes.

Discover more about the extraordinary objects in Inside Out.

Late night sessions

Inside Out will run late every Thursday and Friday night throughout January and February (excluding 26 Jan). Please note the Museum is not open for these late night sessions.

On Friday 5 Jan and 2 Feb, Nocturnal and Inside Out come together to provide you with the ultimate party. Tickets for these nights must be booked via the Nocturnal webpage.

Auslan tours of Inside Out

We are very excited to be able to provide Auslan tours of Inside Out. These tours will run each Tuesday at 11am and Saturday at 2pm while the exhibition is open. Online bookings are available.

Three visitors enjoying the moon installation at Melbourne Museum's Inside Out exhibition.
What does moonlight from 1874 look like?
Visitor enjoying the Inside Out exhibition at Melbourne Museum.
What could a tattoo artist from Preston and a 133-year-old otter possibly have in common?
Inside Out showbirds display
Enter Doreen's world.



Inside Out

Adults & Concession $10.00
Children $5.00
Members $5.00
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Inside Out & Museum entry

Adults $24.00
Concession $10.00
Children $5.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children) $54.00
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Flexible ticket

To use at any time while the exhibition is on. 
Inside Out only $24.00
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