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Entry to Melbourne Museum and Bunjilaka.

Viking ship

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

The largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in Australia.

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Nocturnal crowd

Nocturnal X Harlem

Nocturnal channels Harlem for the city-wide MEL&NYC festival in August with a genre-crossing line-up co-curated by Melbourne's own block party extraordinaire MzRizk.

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Real Madrid World of Football Experience

Featuring the latest physical and digital playable technology, view Real Madrid's most famous trophies and learn from their success.

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Museums Victoria Curator Kimberley Moulton giving a tour.

The Intersection of Art & Historical Collections

In honour of 2018 NAIDOC theme Because Of Her We Can this lecture will highlight key works in the collection by female First Peoples.

Guests receiving a tour of the DNA Biobank lab led by Joanna Sumner at a donor event at Melbourne Museum.

Members Behind the Scenes Tours

Get behind the locked doors, meet our inspiring staff and get closer to our collection.

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Neck ornament

Reframing Colonial Histories

Artist, researcher and descendant of the Gunantuna people, Lisa Hilli will share insights and outcomes of her creative practice inspired by museum and archival collections from Papua New Guinea.

Boy looking a jaw

Museum Playdates

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

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Man dress as a Viking

Members Vikings Farewell

Get the exhibition to yourself in an exclusive before-hours preview of, Vikings: Beyond the Legend before this exhibition sets sail later in the month.

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Female Superb Fairy-wren with it beak open singing.

Citizen Science

Di Bray, Erich Fitzgerald and Karen Rowe introduce wildlife projects achieving great things in Australia.

Child dancing

Hello Museum Disco

Say Hello to the Dinosaur Disco at Melbourne Museum with special collaborators No Lights No Lycra Little. 

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Grey car with orange wheels and red figure in driving seat.

The Problem with Plastics

Discover how the preservation of plastics is becoming one of the major museum collection management issues of the 21st century.

Palaeontologist Dr Erich Fitzgerald holding the fossilised ear bone of a Pygmy Right Whale up to a magnifying glass.

The Giants of Palaeontology

Dr Erich Fitzgerald and Dr Tom Rich, Senior Curators of Vertebrate Palaeontology at Museums Victoria, will talk about the biggest animals that ever lived, and the biggest list of volunteers on a dinosaur dig!

An audience with a woman in an orange shirt speaking into a microphone.

Representing the Holocaust

Join the conversation with a panel of expert thinkers as they engage in a critical debate surrounding representations of the Holocaust.

Nelson Mandela with his fist raised

Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition

Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition will make its world premiere in Melbourne in September 2018 at Melbourne Museum, coinciding with the 100th anniversary celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s birth.

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Vikings: Beyond the Legend exhibition

Add Vikings: Beyond the Legend to your Nocturnal experience and see the largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in Australia.