Melbourne Museum explores life in Victoria, from our natural environment to our culture and history.
Located in Carlton Gardens, opposite the historic Royal Exhibition Building, the award-winning Melbourne Museum houses a permanent collection in eight galleries, including one just for children.
Highlights include a complete skeleton of a blue whale, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, a living rainforest, the racehorse Phar Lap and an IMAX theatre on site. Major international exhibitions are presented in the Touring Hall.
A visit to Melbourne Museum offers rich and often surprising insights into life in Victoria.
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Bunjilaka is a space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to learn about Victoria’s Koorie (south eastern Aboriginal) people. Presentations include artworks, artefacts, stories and performances.
IMAX is the world's largest cinema format, with a screen up to eight storeys high. Films, from documentaries to latest release movies, can be experienced in 2D or 3D.
Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery
In December 2016, Melbourne Museum will open the new Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery, with support from Gandel Philanthropy and the Victorian State Government.