Gift Membership

3 great museums, 1 fantastic gift

Want to buy a membership for someone else? Give the gift that lasts all year with a Museum Members Gift Pack. Designed to inspire, spark curiosity, learning and wonder.

A gift membership pack will be posted to you within 10 working days for you to present as a gift.

Exclusive member benefits

  • Unlimited free general entry to Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum
  • Access and experience
  • Members events
  • Discounts
  • Reciprocal visiting rights to partner venues

See the full list of membership benefits

Household (2 adults and 4 children up to 16 years) $79
Adult $50
Concession (Student, pensioners/seniors, or health care card holders) $34
Child (Available with adult or concession membership only) $16
Additional child (Available with a household membership only) $6

Where to purchase

At any Museum Shop or online.


Can you tell me if the person I intend buying a gift membership pack for already has a Museum Members membership? I can give you their name and address.
We are not able to confirm whether a person is a member or not due to privacy legislation.  

I want to buy a gift membership pack online for friends/relatives living in Australia but I live overseas. How do I complete the online form?
Select the “address not found” box and enter your mailing details. Select ‘State’ and from the drop down option select Australian Capital Territory (or any other state – this will not appear on your address). The gift pack will be mailed to you at your overseas address for you to present as a gift.

How long does the recipient have to activate the membership?
Once a gift pack is purchased there is no end date for activation. Once activated, the membership is valid for one year.

I wanted to buy a gift membership – but when I filled out the form online, I thought the first fields were for my contact details (as the gift purchaser). So, I did not enter the details of the person who I want to buy the membership for. Is this correct?
Yes, this is correct. The gift pack will be mailed out to you for you to present as a gift. The gift pack contains a gift activation card. The person that receives the gift will need to complete the card with their personal details (names, email/contact details and postal address) and mail it back to Museum Members in the stamped addressed envelope included in the pack. A membership will then be issued and a welcome pack and membership card mailed out to the gift recipient. Membership commences for 12 months from the date that the activation card is processed.

I would like to buy two gift memberships through our organisation, can you please send me an invoice?
Unfortunately we do not offer an option of payment on invoice. Gift memberships are available for purchase either online or at one of our shops, located within Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum and payment must be made upon purchase.

If I buy an annual museum membership gift package today, does this day become the first day of the membership or is it when the recipient activates the form?
A gift membership is activated once the recipient returns the completed gift activation form to Museum Members for processing, not from the date that the gift is purchased.

How can I activate the gift membership? Is there a way to activate a membership online? We were given a family membership for Christmas and were hoping to visit tomorrow but we haven’t sent the membership activation card off in the mail.
You cannot activate your card online at this stage although this is something we are working towards. If you wish to visit tomorrow please bring the completed activation card with you and present it to a Customer Service Officer at the ticketing desk. You will then be given a temporary membership card for immediate access. Your activation card will be sent to the Members Team for processing and your annual membership card(s) will be mailed to you in due course.

What is the size of a gift membership pack? Will I be able to mail it to someone?
Yes, our gift membership pack can fit into an A5 envelope and weighs a little bit more than a standard A5 letter.

Can I exchange my gift membership for cash?
No, a gift membership cannot be exchanged for cash and no refund will be provided.

I lost my gift membership pack, can I get a new one?
Please write to us at and include proof of purchase.