Opening Hours

Daily 10am–5pm
Closed Good Friday
and Christmas Day

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053

What's on

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Bug Lab

Zoom in on the evolutionary genius of bugs and discover how humans are using bugs as inspiration for new technologies.

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People dancing


Explore the museum after hours with live music, bars, and delicious bites.

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Yoga pose with a dinosaur

Museum Moves

Wake up with the museum in this highly original event!

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Visitors in Museum shop during Museum Members VIP Shop Night

Christmas in July Members Shopping Event

We’re inviting you, our Museum Members, to visit and peruse our recently renovated Melbourne Museum shop in an after-hours shopping event.

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Pale coloured fish on a black background

Voices from the Deep

Imagine going on a month-long voyage of deep sea discovery, where scientists explore 4000m below the surface and yield a cargo of weird and wonderful deep sea species discovered in the abyss.

Girl and her mother looking out the windows of a pretend train

Children's Gallery

A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds where children will explore, play and learn.

Side of a ship with a view of the swell

Sampling the abyss

See the faceless fish and learn more about the Museums Victoria-led deep sea research voyage.

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Australian of the Year 2017

Features personal objects selected by the award winners that have valued significance to them, communicating something special about their lives and experiences.

Black and white photograph of a man looking through a movie camera

Reel Stories

Our expert panel discusses the motion film collection in the Humanities Department at Museums Victoria.

A man operates a giant cockroach puppet from inside.

Big Bugs on the loose

Giant bugs are on the loose at Melbourne Museum! You never know what you might see when you visit.  

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What’s On at Museums Victoria

Download our quarterly What’s On brochure and discover the amazing exhibitions, programs and experiences on offer across all our venues!