Top Designs 2014

Past Event: 22 March 2014 to 13 July 2014

illustration of design tools

Creative journeys start here

See fashion, furniture, jewellery, graphic and product design, film, print layout, photography, animation, food product planning, websites and mechanical and electronic projects.

Works accompanied by folios produced by VCE and VCE VET students.

Presented by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority as part of the VCE Season of Excellence 2014.

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Sabrina 10 February, 2014 10:12
Hi, I just wanted to know how much it would cost to enter the Top Designs 2014 in your museum?
Discovery Centre 11 February, 2014 11:37

Hi Sabrina,

Entry to Top Designs 2014 is included in the normal entry fee of the museum.  Adults $10, Children and Concessions Free.

Mel 29 March, 2014 17:54
i attended top designs the other day with school and didnt have money for book is there a way of purchasing a 'top design 2014' book?
Discovery Centre 2 April, 2014 11:25

Hi Mel,

Top Design books are available in the Museum Shop for $20. If you would like it posted to you there is an $8 postage fee.

Taylor Besford 4 April, 2014 17:56
Hi there. Am I allowed to bring in a camera to take photos for ideas for my port folio?
MV Customer Contact Centre 7 April, 2014 12:34

Hi Taylor,

Photography is permitted in most parts of the museum, however Top Designs, Bunjilaka and the touring exhibition are all excluded.


Monica 16 April, 2014 21:31
Hello Are Top Designs open Good Friday, Easter Saturday, or Easter Monday?
Discovery Centre 17 April, 2014 16:03
Hi Monica, Top Designs and the Museum will be closed on Good Friday but we will be open on Easter Sunday and Monday.
Mikat 16 April, 2014 22:59
Do students get in for free or do we have to pay?
MV Customer Contact Centre 17 April, 2014 17:03
Hi Mikat,

All primary, secondary and full-time tertiary students are entitled to free general entry to Top Designs.
Rob and Paula 18 April, 2014 23:00
want to know Is still on 007 James Bond there or not ?
Discovery Centre 19 April, 2014 09:20
Hi Rob and Paula, unfortunately the James Bond exhibition is no longer at Melbourne Musuem. Our current travelling exhibition is Aztecs, on until the 10th August.
Emma 19 April, 2014 15:16
Hi, I was just wondering if you are allowed to take bags into the Top Arts exhibition. I am going with my school group next week and was wondering if we are allowed to take them in or not. I know you can put your bags in lockers so you don't have to take them into the museum, but does this apply to school groups?
Michelle 24 April, 2014 00:23
Is the top design exhibition open on Anzac Day ?
MV Customer Contact Centre 26 April, 2014 12:35

Hi Michelle,

Sorry for the delay in responding, we hope you were able to come along to see the Top Designs exhibition as the museum was open for Anzac Day.

Josie Miller 6 May, 2014 21:24
If I'm a school student, do i need to pay for entry on weekends?
MV Customer Contact Centre 9 May, 2014 09:58

Hi Josie,

Students that can present a valid, in-date student card receive free general entry to the Melbourne Museum 7 days of the week.


Sally 7 May, 2014 12:39
I when to the top design forum and it was stated during the talk by the State Reviewer that her Power Point presentation would be avaliable to view from the Museum web site by May. Where can I find It please?
discoverycentre 8 May, 2014 09:41
The VCAA Presentations will all be available on the website from 26 May after the education forums have finished.
Vicky 15 May, 2014 02:16
Hi, I was wondering if it is fine if I came to the top designs exhibition only for a browse? Do you accept individual entries or do I need to be accompanied by my school?
MV Enquiries 15 May, 2014 12:54

Hi Vicky,

Thanks for your enquiry! Top Designs is open to the general public and included in your general admission to the museum so you can come visit in your own time as only education groups need to be booked into the gallery. If you are visiting as a member of the public and you hold a VIT card it may be worth signing up an MVteachers subscription at:

Ruby 18 May, 2014 23:54
I came in to see the top designs with my school and was told there's a DVD you can buy with top designs on it, where can I purchase this? Thanks !
Laura 20 May, 2014 12:02
Hi, If bringing a school group, do we need to book in advance or can we just arrive? Also is their any fee on groups? Thank you.
MV Enquiries 20 May, 2014 13:39

Hi Laura,

Education groups need to be booked into the museum and specifically into the Top Designs gallery. Please call our education line on 03 8341 7767 in order to check availability for your preferred date and time and to make a booking. Details of our education service fee (which is applied to education bookings depending on how many students you bring) are set out at the following link:

Sharon 24 May, 2014 20:06
Hi, are there any benefits to having your folio be selected for Top designs?
Daniella Eaton 30 May, 2014 12:33
Do teachers pay to visit top designs if they are visiting without a school group?
MV Enquiries 30 May, 2014 13:56

Hi Daniella,

Top Designs can be viewed by the general public at general entry prices. If you hold a VIT card you can subscribe to our MVTeachers program, which will give you free general entry to Melbourne Museum when coming in as a member of the public. Further details and sign-up information can be found at the following link:

Laura 7 June, 2014 08:51
I don't have my school ID card yet. Is there another way or form ID we can present for students entering the Top Design for fee?
MVBookings 9 June, 2014 09:23

Hi Laura,

If the students are under the age of 16, no proof of student status is required. If you're coming with your school, we can make a group booking under the schools name and therefore no student cards are required. Otherwise we do require a valid student card to enter the Museum free of charge.


Isabella 12 July, 2014 18:02
Hi Um i was wondering for the closing day, the 13. Will it still be open that day or is it closed in the morning?
Maxine 11 February, 2015 14:56
My class will be travelling for about and hour and a half to visit the Top Designs. We will arrive about 2.30pm. Is this enough time to visit the exhibition and is there anyone available to talk to the students?
MV Customer Contact Centre 13 February, 2015 12:33

Hi Maxine,

To enquire about making a Melbourne Museum education booking please contact us on (03) 8341 7767, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5pm.

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