Please note that the Discovery Centre at Melbourne Museum is now open 5 days a week, Tuesday to Saturday.
The Discovery Centre can identify specimens and objects that relate to Museum Victoria's Collections and Research areas of Science, Indigenous Cultures and Australian History and Technology.
Before submitting your identification request, please read our guidelines for using our identification service.
Bring your object or specimen to the Discovery Centre
Open 10am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Or mail small specimens or photographs to:
The Discovery Centre
GPO Box 666
Melbourne VIC 3001
Or fill out the form below
Museum Victoria does not:
• Provide indications of value, worth or rarity
• Sell our objects
• Advise on or assist with commercial transactions relating to your objects
Discovery Centre will not reply to enquiries related to any of the above. For advice on obtaining a valuation please see our Valuations infosheet.
Please note that the Discovery Centre receives a large number of enquiries. We will endeavour to respond to all enquiries, however there may be occasions where we are unable to respond. Depending on staff resources and expertise, enquiries may take up to six weeks or sometimes longer.