Books and Journals

In the 1880s, museum director Charles Frederick McCoy began production of his famous Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria, and Museum Victoria has continued to promote its research and collections through the publication of high-quality books since that time.

Monographs, collected essays, field guides and exhibition catalogues are some of the formats the museum produces across a range of subjects, including natural history, indigenous art and history.

New Releases

Boorun's Canoe front cover Boorun’s Canoe
A Journey of Connection

Paperback, illustrated, 56pp
RRP $14.95
First People: The Eastern Kulin of Melbourne, Port Phillip & Central Victoria First People
The Eastern Kulin of Melbourne, Port Phillip & Central Victoria

Paperback, colour and black & white illustrations, 184pp
RRP 24.95
Cover of Gemstones in Victoria Gemstones in Victoria
Paperback, 232pp, illustrated
RRP $29.95
Butterflies book cover Butterflies: Identification and life history
A Museum Victoria field guide

Paperback, 324pp, colour illustrations
RRP $29.95
Cover of The Art of Science The art of science
Remarkable natural history illustrations from Museum Victoria

Paperback, 204pp, colour and b/w illustrations
RRP $50.00
Melbourne Museum: A Souvenir Guide front cover Melbourne Museum
A Souvenir Guide

Paperback, colour illustrations, 72pp
RRP $9.95