Donate to Museum Victoria

Donations to Museum Victoria enable a wide range of projects and activities across the institution and give our supporters the opportunity to make a real impact on the work we do.

To support your museum, donate now!

You can also donate via mail by downloading our donation form:

What your donation can achieve:
$30 Provides cockroaches to feed the spiders that appear in the Bugs Alive! exhibition for a fortnight
$35 Can deliver a Reminiscing Kit to an Aged Care Facility for a fortnight
$175 Can send the Outreach Program 'Museum in a Van' to visit a school in western Victoria for one day
$270 Can acquire an item of Indigenous Australian art, such as a painted necklace made in central Australia
$500 Can purchase a historic document, such as a 1930 Derby Day Program featuring Phar Lap
$1000 Is enough to deliver a Science Morning Tea program (3 sessions) for pre-schoolers and their parents from a disadvantaged community
$3,000 Funds a dinosaur dig at Inverloch for one week. This site has produced 85% of all Australian prehistoric mammal fossils and also a large number of dinosaur fossils.
$14,000  Is enough to produce an entertaining and educational school holiday show for families that explores the museum's collections.

Contact us

We would love to hear from you. If you would like to discuss making a donation for a specific purpose, opportunities for regular giving or leaving a bequest, please contact:

Sandie Hall
Philanthropy Manager
phone: 03 8341 7303

Donating objects

If you to donate objects to Museum Victoria, please see our information page on donating items.

Tax information

Donations of $2 or more to Museums Board of Victoria are tax deductible.
Museums Board of Victoria ABN 63 640 679 155 is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient.


Reminiscing kit Participants in the Discovery Program enjoying objects from a reminiscing kit.
Source: Museum Victoria

Science Learning Program Kids participating in an active science learning program.
Source: Museum Victoria