Discover the fascinating and ultimately tragic story of the Aztecs.
Enter the temple to uncover the mysteries of the Aztec afterlife. See striking statues that tell a story of belief, devotion and human sacrifice. Over 200 cultural treasures and dramatic multimedia from Mexico’s major museums tell the fierce story of a civilisation that was based on fear and appeasement of the gods.
Developed by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in partnership with the National Council for Culture and the Arts - National Institute of Anthropology and History - Mexico, Australian Museum and Museum Victoria.
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The Aztecs Exhibition is not related to the Gold and the Incas Lost Worlds of Peru exhibition in Canberra. The exhibitions cover different time periods, places and people.
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Timed tickets and Premium Flexible tickets can be purchased online by visiting: https://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/tickets/ . Alternatively, you can also purchase tickets, including Family tickets by calling 13 11 02.
Everyone is different, but somewhere between one hour to one and a half hours is the average time most people spend in the exhibition.
An Aztecs exhibition ticket also gives you access to the rest of the museum, so there is no need to purchase an extra ticket.
Tickets for the Aztec exhibition can be purchased at the Melbourne Museum ticket counter upon arrival. Pre-purchasing tickets either online or through the Bookings Officer on 13 11 02 is only recommended to avoid disappointment.
Yes, photography is allowed in Aztecs. Enjoy!
We do offer online and phone bookings for Aztecs, which incur a $4 pre-booking fee. Tickets are also available for purchase at Melbourne Museum, less the $4 pre-booking fee.
We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
The Aztecs exhibition is stroller accessible, including double prams.
We hope to see you at the exhibition.
Aztecs will not be returning to Melbourne Museum, It is currently on display at the Australian Museum till February 2015.
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa29 Sep 2013–9 Feb 2014
Melbourne Museum9 Apr 2014–10 Aug 2014
Australian Museum13 Sep 2014–1 Feb 2015
I am unable to attend on the day i bought the ticket for, is it possible to change the day as we would love to still see the exhibition.
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This is a self-guided exhibtion. There will be a natural flow from room to room that leads visitors through the exhibition.