Members Behind the Scenes TourHalloween Edition



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

This special Halloween edition of our members behind the scenes tours will take you through three different collection stores.

Have you ever seen a rabbit with no eyes? Come face-to-face on a taxidermied night safari with animals that have been immortalised in death, and have their stories live on in your collective imagination. Hear the king lion enact his last commanding roar to his pride, or the owls hoot their tales of treachery.

Visit our fabulous fish collection – home to some iconic terrors: Ghost Sharks, Goblin Sharks and Goblinfish, Seabats, blood-sucking eels, horrid hagfish, fearsome dragonfishes that see in the dark and others that attract unsuspecting prey with glowing lights.  If you thought the creature in Alien came straight out of the mind of an imaginative writer – think again, as we’ll show you the scary critter on which the movie was based. And then, of course, there’s “Jaws”!

They look alive, but they aren't are they? Their glassy, staring eyes are unsettling. Did one of them just move? Come see some of the wonderful, and creepy, dolls in the History & Technology collection. Sufferers of automatonophobia need not apply.

Arrive at 6pm for a 6.15pm start.

Suitable for adults. Suitable for young adults, 12 years and over.