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Museums

Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to both the most well-known as well as the quirkiest local stories.

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Fire Services Museum of Victoria

The Fire Services Museum of Victoria is an organisation dedicated to the preservation and showcasing of fire-fighting memorabilia from Victoria,...

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Immigration Museum

Explore the real-life stories of people who have migrated to Victoria from all over the world, through moving images, voices, memories and memorabilia.

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Australian National Aviation Museum

How about a visit to the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin Airport; with one of the most important collections of aircraft and engines...

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Old Treasury Building

The Old Treasury is regarded as one of the finest public buildings in Australia. Completed in 1862, it was the major government office in Melbourne...

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Public Record Office Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria holds a vast array of records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities including the State's courts,...

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The Johnston Collection

The Johnston Collection incorporates a House-museum, Reference Library and Shop. The house-museum 'Fairhall' has a superb collection of Georgian,...

History & heritage

Old Melbourne Gaol

Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.

Architecture & design

Villa Alba Museum

Villa Alba Museum is an 1880 Italianate mansion in Kew adjacent to Studley Park. It is lavishly decorated with painted ceilings and walls with trompe...

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Chinese Museum

A living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown, the Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese Immigration to Australia....

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Scienceworks

Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.

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Victoria Police Museum

From the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia to forensic evidence from some of Melbourne's most notorious crimes, the Victoria...

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Genealogical Society of Victoria

Established in 1941, the Genealogical Society of Victoria has been collecting resources to aid in family history research since that time. Come and...

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There's plenty of things to do for the whole family in Melbourne from interactive museums and kids' festivals to zoos and wildlife parks.

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Art galleries

Make your way around Melbourne's 100-plus galleries, ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial spaces and artist cooperatives.

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History and heritage

Explore Melbourne's rich and diverse cultural heritage from the Aboriginal people to early European settlers in historic buildings and monuments.

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Melbourne's events calendar is packed: music, film and design festivals, major exhibitions, sports events, theatre, and food and wine celebrations.