Museums in Melbourne
Victoria boasts an exceptional collection of museums, many hosting national displays or curating world-renowned exhibits. The Melbourne Museum is a fusion of the old world and the new. Opposite the grand Royal Exhibition Buildings, it is segmented into several galleries, including a magnetic Children's Museum and the Bunjilaka Centre – a place where Aboriginal people can practise and present their culture.
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.
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.
Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.
Explore the real-life stories of people who have migrated to Victoria from all over the world, through moving images, voices, memories and memorabilia.
A living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown, the Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese Immigration to Australia....
Melbourne's public galleries house some of Australia's most important colonial and contemporary works, while private galleries, both large and small, showcase the works of talented local artisans and craftspeople.
Get a fresh perspective. See works by the best international and Australian contemporary artists and attend inspiring workshops and public talks.
Venture into Fed Square and explore the world of film, television and digital media with year-round exhibitions, rare screenings and cultural events.
Heide Museum of Modern Art, or Heide as it is affectionately known, began life in 1935 as the Melbourne home of John and Sunday Reed and has evolved...
Appreciate art and surrounds at the two NGV spaces - the iconic original housing international art and the newer, light-filled home of local works.
See superb collections of Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous art from the Colonial period to the present day, as well as special exhibitions.