General Research Questions

The Discovery Centre can respond to questions that relate to Museum Victoria's collection and research areas of science, indigenous cultures, and Australian history and technology.

Museum Victoria does not:

  • assist with commercial transactions relating to your objects
  • provide indications of value, worth or rarity
  • sell our objects

Discovery Centre will not reply to enquiries related to any of the above.

For advice on obtaining a valuation please see our Valuations infosheet.

The Discovery Centre receives many enquiries. We aim to respond to all of them, but there may be occasions where we are unable to help you. Depending on staff resources and expertise, enquiries may take up to six weeks or sometimes longer. In-person enquiries cannot necessarily be resolved on the spot.


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