All groups visiting the museum must book in advance to ensure access to education programs, exhibitions and other activities. Please browse our Education Programs for topic, year level and class size information before making a booking.
Museum Victoria venues open for bookings for Semester 1 programs on December 1st each year and May 1st each year for Semester 2 programs. To book your excursion program at Melbourne Museum, telephone:
8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
1300 130 152 (regional callers)
03 8341 7767 (metro callers)
For details of IMAX Melbourne films and group bookings, visit IMAX Education.
We can accommodate wide ranging group sizes depending on your choice of program. Our Booking Officers can assist you to determine how we can best accommodate your curriculum needs and group size.
Teachers and supervisors are admitted free at recommended ratios of 1:3 for Pre School Groups, 1:5 for Primary Groups, 1:10 for Secondary Groups, and 1:20 for Tertiary Groups.
Cost and payment
All pre-booked education groups with their supervisors have FREE admission to Melbourne Museum. There is an education service fee which applies per group at the following rates:
- $22 for groups of 10-50,
- $44 for groups of 51-100,
- $55 for groups of 101+.
Small groups of less than 10 are not required to pay an education service fee for self guided programs or general exhibition viewing.
Museum staff-led programs or shows have an additional fee per student, clearly outlined in the individual programs information. All costs are GST inclusive.
If the total cost for your group is only the education service fee, please pay on the day of visit by cheque, cash or credit card. For bookings that include additional program fees, a Tax Invoice will be issued to you for the total amount including the education service fee.
Please arrive 15 mins prior to your booked time at the Schools Entry (west of the main entrance). Museum staff and volunteers will assist you on arrival for processing and payment of your group.
Melbourne Museum is open 10am – 5pm daily (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). See Visiting for information on how to get to the museum.
Wheelchair access is available via the Schools Entry and there are lifts available to upper and lower levels of the museum.
Our floor staff are qualified in first aid and available to assist in case of an emergency.
Coaches and mini-buses may off-load students at the designated zone on Rathdowne Street, near the museum banners.
Student lunches and baggage
As there is limited storage space available we request that students do not bring their school bags into the museum. Tubs are provided to store lunches and drinks. All weather lunch areas are available, as well as café facilities for purchasing lunches. To order in advance, see Café.