Art, theatre & culture
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.
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.
MuseumsNational Sports Museum at the MCG
Become part of Australia's sporting history through sporting artifacts and multimedia displays at the home of Australian sport, the MCG.
History & heritageOld 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.
Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.
MuseumsThe Australian Music Vault
Created by Arts Centre Melbourne in collaboration with the music industry, the Australian Music Vault is a celebration of Australian contemporary music...
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Art & cultureArt galleries
Make your way around Melbourne's 100-plus galleries, ranging from large public institutions to smaller commercial spaces and artist cooperatives.
Things to doFamily 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.
Things to doHistory and heritage
Explore Melbourne's rich and diverse cultural heritage from the Aboriginal people to early European settlers in historic buildings and monuments.
Melbourne's events calendar is packed: music, film and design festivals, major exhibitions, sports events, theatre, and food and wine celebrations.