Treasures of the Natural World
- Information for your visit
Some of the world’s biggest, rarest, oldest and most fascinating treasures have landed at Melbourne Museum, all the way from London, for the whole family to enjoy.
Journey through the natural world and marvel at the objects that changed the course of scientific history.
For the first time in Australia, don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to discover new worlds, and experience the magic of a visit to the Natural History Museum.
From the unique or extremely rare to the mysterious and astonishing, get up close and personal with over 200 artefacts whose colourful stories unlock the mysteries of life. With treasures such as Charles Darwin’s personal collection that inspired his theory of evolution, and a 200 million-year-old Ichthyosaurus fossil found by English fossil collector Mary Anning when she was just 11 years old, and the biggest butterfly in the world, you’ll be inspired to see the world—our biggest treasure—in a completely different light.
Treasures of the Natural World is produced and curated by the Natural History Museum, London. Melbourne Museum's interpretation of the exhibition will be enriched by the addition of First Peoples’ narratives, which represents an important step in acknowledging the complex history of some of these objects and respecting the deep relationship First Peoples have with the natural world.
About the Natural History Museum
London's Natural History Museum is in the top 5 most visited museums globally. This grand monument of curiosity is celebrated as a centre of scientific excellence in taxonomy and biodiversity. The world-famous museum promotes the discovery, protection and preservation of the natural world.
What to do if you have a pre-purchased ticket
If you have purchased a ticket to the exhibition for the previous exhibition dates, your ticket will be automatically valid for our new dates. Simply show your ticket at the ticketing desk upon your arrival. Please email Museums Victoria’s Bookings & Enquiries at [email protected] if you have any questions.
School visits and teacher resources
Plan a visit for your students to the Treasures of the Natural World. Download the supporting education resources designed to enhance students experience in the exhibition. Find out more
Museum Alive 3D at IMAX
Complement your Treasures of the Natural World visit with a screening of Museum Alive 3D at IMAX. Be sure to select this optional extra when purchasing your Treasures ticket.
In anticipation of the exhibition, we have turned some of the touring objects into puzzles! Select your level of difficulty and away you go. Do the puzzles
Venue hire & events
To book an event within Treasures of the Natural World, contact Museum Spaces.