We’ve turned some of our much loved collection items, museum galleries and iconic buildings into puzzles.
Select your level of difficulty and away you go! And keep checking back as we add more puzzles.
Lantern Slide - Astronomical, Multiple Slide, 'Figure of the Earth' & 'Full Moon', England, circa 1847
Lantern lectures were one of the most prominent and popular forms of entertainment in the nineteenth century. This lantern slide is part of a near-complete set of 19 slides used to illustrate a lantern lecture on astronomy, associated with the slide reading 'Popular Lecture on Astronomy'.
Architectural Drawing - Elevation, Plan & Cross-Section of Buildings, MMBW Spotswood Sewerage Pumping Station
Built by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) between 1893 and 1897, the Spotswood Pumping Station was a key part of Melbourne's first centralised sewerage system. The purpose of the Pumping Station was to raise raw sewage collected through a network of underground sewers and pump it up to the start of the outfall sewer at Brooklyn, from where it flowed under gravity to the Western Treatment Plant at Werribee.
Beyond Perception exhibition
This exhibition reveals the invisible fields and forces that surround us, such as gravitational waves, invisible light, sound and aerodynamics, and demonstrates current research which is continuing to uncover amazing hidden worlds around us. Listen in on some great scientists and engineers from across Victoria discussing gravitational waves, sound waves, aerodynamics, and applied science.
Steam Locomotive and Tender Model - 'Rocket', 0-2-2 Type, Robert Stephenson & Co., Newcastle, England, 1829
Model depicting the "Rocket", a steam locomotive built by Robert Stephenson & Co., Newcastle upon Tyne, which won the Rainhill locomotive trials conducted by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway Company in October 1829.
Erection of Great Melbourne Telescope, 1869
The Great Melbourne Telescope was built by Thomas Grubb of Dublin in 1868 and erected at Melbourne Observatory in 1869. It was an important icon for nineteenth century Melbourne, signifying a transition from a colonial outpost, to a progressive city, with an interest in science and astronomy. The telescope is now being restored at Scienceworks to its original 1869 condition, as a fully functional observational telescope, to be returned to Melbourne Observatory in the Domain for public viewing.
CSIRAC - the world's oldest intact first-generation electronic computer
In 1945 Trevor Pearcey, a young British Physicist, came to Australia to take up a job at CSIR Radiophysics in Sydney. In 1947 he teamed up with Maston Beard, an Australian electrical engineer, to design and build an electronic stored program computer CSR Mk 1 (later renamed CSIRAC). They ran the first program in November 1949.