Museums Victoria will temporarily close all public sites, including Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Immigration Museum, Royal Exhibition Building and IMAX, as of Monday, March 16.
The safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, volunteers and the community is our top priority. We are taking these steps as a public health precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19, especially for those in our community who are most vulnerable. We are committed to providing support for all of our employees and volunteers and to protecting our community during these unprecedented and challenging times.
Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we will not announce a reopening date at this time but will be providing regular updates on our website and on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
We will continue to closely monitor advice from the Victorian Government and the Victorian Chief Health Officer and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Our doors may be closed but our hearts and minds remain open and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Wishing you good health.
Director & CEO Museums Victoria
Melbourne Museum is regarded as one of the world's most modern enlightening museums.
Situated in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Museum is an exciting and innovative attraction - including permanent and touring exhibitions, dynamic performances and events, cafes, IMAX Theatre, gift shop, and undercover parking.
Melbourne Museum explores life in Victoria, from our natural environment to our culture and history.
Highlights include a complete skeleton of a blue whale, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, a living rainforest, the racehorse Phar Lap and an IMAX theatre on site. Major international exhibitions are presented in the Touring Hall.
A visit to Melbourne Museum offers rich and often surprising insights into life in Victoria.
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Bunjilaka is a space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to learn about Victoria's Koorie (south eastern Aboriginal) people. Presentations include artworks, artefacts, stories and performances.
IMAX is the world's largest cinema format, with a screen up to eight storeys high. Films, from documentaries to latest release movies, can be experienced in 2D or 3D.
Getting to Melbourne Museum
Walking: Carlton Gardens is a short walk from the northern end of Melbourne's CBD.
Trams: Tram route 86 or tram route 96 to corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets or Free City Circle Tram to Victoria Parade
Trains: City loop train to Parliament Station, 500 metres from Carlton Gardens
Bus: Routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne Street
Local bicycle facilities include bike lanes on Rathdowne St and Canning St. There is also a shared pedestrian/bike path on Nicholson St. Bicycle racks on the Plaza provide ample bike parking just outside the front door.
Located under Melbourne Museum, our car park is open 7 days a week from 5.30am to midnight daily. Enter via Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street.
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❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 11 Nicholson St Carlton | Map
✆ 13 11 02
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Melbourne Museum
→ Picture Gallery | Melbourne Museum
→ Neighbours | Robinsons Kitchen (no longer viewable)
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
→ Children's Gallery | Melbourne Museum
→ First Peoples
→ IMAX Cinema
→ Immigration Museum
→ River of Language
→ Robinsons Kitchen - No 26 Ramsay St
→ Royal Exhibition Building
→ Royal Exhibition Building | Tours
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