The Melbourne Story

The Melbourne Story

Explore Melbourne’s unique and changing tale in The Melbourne Story at Melbourne Museum.

Be immersed in evocative stories and discover the icons and personalities that have shaped Melbourne.

Ride in a restored Luna Park Big Dipper carriage, explore life in 1890s Little Lon, relive memories from the Coles Book Arcade and rekindle the rock and roll days through AC/DC’s Angus Young’s costume.

The Melbourne Story features more than 1200 collection objects from Museum Victoria’s collection, making it the most complete and object-rich exhibition about Melbourne ever staged.

Melbourne Family Album


Browse or search Melbourne’s biggest Family Album, a collection of more than 1,000 images depicting favourite images of Melbourne, contributed by Melburnians past and present.

Favourite Objects


Browse a selection of notable objects from The Melbourne Story exhibition:

-:- Atherton Gardens Estate Model
-:- Babies’ Bottles & Sterilising Rack
-:- Cable Tram Model
-:- Coranderrk Petition
-:- Dear Daddy - Postcard
-:- Fawkner Press
-:- Federation Dress
-:- Frozen Charlotte Doll
-:- Gerry Gee Ventriloquist Doll
-:- Grey Falcon
-:- La Tosca Ravioli Roller
-:- Martha Bergin’s Quilt
-:- McKay Wages Book
-:- Miller Brothers Trade Token
-:- Nelly Greaves Letter
-:- Symphonion
-:- Trade Union Banner
-:- Yarra Canoe

Permanent exhibition

*Highly recommended for all Melburnians! You'll love it!


When & Where


Happens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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