Melbourne Museum glass facade entrance showing people on the plaza, 2001.
Image: Ian Hill
Source: Museum Victoria
Melbourne Museum, due to celebrate its tenth anniversary in October this year, has attracted an amazing seven million visitors since opening.
Over one million people have visited in the past calendar year, many drawn in by blockbuster exhibitions A Day in Pompei and Titanic: the Artefact Exhibtion. But more than that, the visitation reflects that "the museum has been embraced by the Victorian community and has welcomed visitors from almost every postcode in the State,” said Peter Batchelor MP, Minister for the Arts.
"Seven million visitors is a very exciting achievement for Melbourne Museum in its tenth year,” said Dr Patrick Greene, CEO of Museum Victoria. The anniversary will be celebrated by the launch of Dynamic Earth, the final exhibition in the four-part redevelopment of the Science and Life Galleries. The finished redevelopment will be the most comprehensive natural history display in any Australian Museum, and will feature more than 3,000 objects from the Museum’s collections, many on display for the first time.