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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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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...


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...


Melbourne Museum

Touch and feel your way through local history; give Phar Lap a nod, explore a rainforest, rest in a rollercoaster car, and discover Koori heritage.


Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club

Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club is hosting the Scoresby Steamfest. There will be displays of blacksmithing and old time crafts, vintage tools,...


Islamic Museum of Australia

The Islamic Museum of Australia shares the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia and abroad through the display...


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...


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,...


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.


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...


Grainger Museum

The Grainger Museum is the only purpose-built autobiographical museum in Australia. Its fascinating collection contains not only objects directly...


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...


RAAF Museum

The RAAF Museum is home to Australia's largest collection of memorabilia and aircraft relating to the rich history of the Australian Flying Corps and...


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Art & culture

Art galleries

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



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

Things to do


Explore Melbourne on foot with an expert walking guide, join a bus tour or follow the historic City Circle Tram route on a tour of the city's cafes.

Things to do

Family activities

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