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Museum Entry

Entry to Melbourne Museum and Bunjilaka.

Nelson Mandela with his fist raised

Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition

A new world-class exhibition on Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life, curated from the extensive collections of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.

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Nocturnal crowd

Nocturnal X Melbourne Fashion

This special edition of Nocturnal, curated in collaboration with the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF), celebrates the opening of the festival with live music, performance, drinks, and late night access to museum exhibitions.

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Child touching mineral on display in Children's Museum.

Museum Playdates

Come and play in our newest program for 2 to 5 year olds.


Before Hours Tour

Join an early morning, small group tour of Melbourne Museum before it opens

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The History of Money: Part 1

Money, trade and the human experience discovery debate series.

Women sitting at a sewing machine

Fashion and Ethics: Knowing your clothes

Join Ethical Clothing Australia and the Melbourne Museum as we meet the people behind the labels at some of Australia's most ethical brands.

Woman looking at wool designs.

From Sketch to Sample

In this three part workshop, learn how professional designers develop their ideas, create patterns and work with manufacturers, to create high end fashion pieces.

Woman holding a small bird on her hand

Listening for Nature

Discover how sound recordings reveal the secrets of nature with Dr Karen Rowe’s work on birds in Australia and Sulawesi.

Child wearing a dinosaur costume dancing at the Jurassic Dinosaur Disco at Melbourne Museum

Hello Museum Dino Disco

Say hello at the Dinosaur Disco and enjoy a special evening opening of the Children's Gallery and Garden.

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Illuminating Nature

Learn how a Melbourne watchmaker and amateur scientist used the art of magic lantern projection to present scientific discoveries of the natural world. 

A green Goliath stick insect hanging from a human hand.

Meet the Museum Expert: Live Exhibits

Peek inside, and you will find out, what museum staff do and what's behind those closed doors.

Making stop motion animation at Melbourne Museum.

Stop! Intergenerational Animation Workshops!

Bring your grandkids or your grandparents to the Melbourne Museum for an afternoon of storytelling and skill sharing in the digital age.

Man and a woman with animations projected over them

Gut Feelings lecture

An expert panel explains the latest research on how our guts and mental health are linked and what we can do to be healthy and happy from the inside out.