Make Believe



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

The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows

Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows is a magical, glittering, experience for children and adults alike, inviting lovers of this cherished Melbourne tradition to reconnect with the nostalgia of their childhood, and offering younger visitors the chance to experience it all with fresh eyes. A feast of magical models, working drawings, beloved books and playful puppets.

You will see more than 250 quirky and kitsch characters from windows past, along with sketches, prototypes, props and animatronics. Miniature worlds of wit, wonder and whimsy based on children’s storybooks unveiling the astonishing skill and artistry of the makers and creators. Together they tell the rich heritage of the Myer Christmas Windows.

Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows celebrates a beloved tradition presented in glittering splendour by one of Melbourne's most cherished cultural destinations to create a truly unmissable experience this festive season.

What's your tradition? Share your memories!

Since 1956, the Myer Christmas Windows have been delighting visitors to Bourke Street Mall. We are seeking memories, stories and/or photos of your experiences of the magical Myer Christmas windows. If you remember visiting the windows we'd love to hear from you.

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Corporate hospitality

Please contact Restaurant Associates at Melbourne Museum for package pricing – call 03 8341 7400 or email [email protected]