Phar Lap Reunion

Past Event: 16 September 2010 to 30 January 2011

Phar Lap's skeleton
Phar Lap's skeleton
Source: Museum Victoria
Photographer: Heath Warwick

See Phar Lap's skeleton on display next to his hide.

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Cup, Melbourne Museum is displaying Phar Lap’s hide and skeleton together for the first time in almost 80 years. The skeleton is on loan from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington, providing a unique opportunity to view this wonder-horse of the 1930s almost in his entirety.

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hayley Hughes 23 October, 2013 14:15
i love phar lap he was a good horse.
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Claudia P. 1 April, 2012 06:39
I saw Phar Lap at the Melbourne Museum a couple of years ago and was awestruck by the sheer magnificence of him. He looked so realistic that I almost expected him to turn his stately head and look down at me.
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J Hood 31 December, 2011 15:36
Have seen his frame lots in New Zealand but have never seen his hide but hopefully some day the hide will come to New Zealand like the Frame went over to Australia.
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Isobel Smith 21 November, 2011 09:27
I loved the movie about Phar Lap. But it was really sad when he died though.
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justin 6 November, 2011 17:19
phar lap you are the best of the best of them in all hoses but in the 1930s you were the best too.
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justin 6 November, 2011 09:38
you rock phar lap
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David j. Davis 1 November, 2011 08:25
Yes phar lap was a good horse I really miss him I'm crying :(
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kat 10 August, 2011 10:40
i love you phar lap why did you have to die on us bye love ya
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CHLOE PHARLAP FAN #1 14 July, 2011 12:32
seen pharlap ............ next stop new zealand or canberra !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Makala 28 March, 2011 15:17
love you Phar Lap wish u where still around :( i want to see your hide again it was amazing and i was like a gecko stuck to the glass
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Daria 20 February, 2011 03:30
I´ve read the book:´Roter Blitz´ by Astrid Frank. That´s amazing!!! This horse was wonderful!!! I wish I could see him, but now he is dead. Iwant to go to the vitoria museum, but I live in Germany:(
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Nadia 13 December, 2010 16:23
Phar lap is soo cool i wish he was still here! :(
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Grace 11 December, 2010 18:38
I Remember seeing Phar Lap when i was young.... It was awesome...
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Sally 8 December, 2010 22:03
I remember seeing Phar Lap as a child about the age of 5 when I lived in Melbourne. Back then I thought he was a giant of a horse. This year I took my children to see him. He is still awesome even to Gen Y, and to me. It was very special to see the reunion. Thanks team.
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Elly 12 November, 2010 09:55
phar lap i the most amazing thing i have ever seen i love him soooo much i wish he was still !!!!!!!!! xoxoxo
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rose 12 November, 2010 09:52
I love phar lap so much. he is awesome and amazing!!!! :)
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tait 5 November, 2010 14:14
phar lap is a champion. Love the Exhibit
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james 2 November, 2010 19:52
I love phar lap so much he/she is amazing!
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jane 7 October, 2010 12:13
i love going to the museum i `ve gone to see pompai and titanic and everytime i go i have to see phar lap
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Jenelle 6 October, 2010 17:44
SEEN THE HEART ONCE HIS HIDE MANY A TIME IT IS MY FAVORITE THING TO SEE NOW THE SKELETON I CAN NOT WAIT GOT TO SEE IT FOR SURE BE THE ONLY CHANCE I DO GET TO
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Janice 1 October, 2010 23:02
I've been a Phar Lap fan here in Adelaide for over 30 years! I've seen his body many times, and his heart once, but I'm looking forward to seeing his 'frame' as well. Well done, Melbourne Museum!
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Claire 24 September, 2010 13:53
Saw the skeleton in Wellington. Awesome to have it here!
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Wildthing#333 22 September, 2010 19:03
Phar Lap is amazing!
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emily 19 September, 2010 10:33
i love par lap so much
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