A visit to Melbourne Museum is a rich, surprising insight into life in Victoria. It shows you Victoria's intriguing permanent collections and bring you brilliant temporary exhibitions from near and far. You'll see Victoria's natural environment, cultures and history through different perspectives.

The Melbourne Museum left its old home in the State Library Building in 1997, and into a building located in Carlton Gardens that was designed by Denton Corker Marshall. The new Melbourne Museum reopened on 21 October 2000.

Inside, you'll find the Forest Gallery, the living heart of the museum and home to tall trees and wondrous wildlife. The Science and Life Gallery at the west end, where you'll find bugs, dinosaurs, fossils and more.

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, a place imbued with the living traditions and knowledge of Koorie people and other cultures from around Australia.

Te Pasifika Gallery, a bright soaring space filled with treasures from the Pacific Islands.

The Children's Gallery packed with things for little kids to see and do and the Touring Hall, where major exhibitions from around the world are displayed.

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Cost
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices $0.00 - $15.00
Child Free
Facilities:
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Lockers
  • Picnic area
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilet
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Membership:
  • Museums Australia
Accessibility:
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

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