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Melbourne Museum

Carlton Gardens, Carlton
Daily 10am - 5pm
closed Good Friday & Christmas Day
Website: Melbourne Museum


Housed in a modern building in the Carlton Gardens and at the rear of the Royal Exhibition Building, this is Melbourne's major museum.

For many years its star attraction has been the stuffed racehorse, Pharlap.

Children's Activities at Melbourne Museum

Take part in a selection of regular activities @ Melbourne Museum including

Melbourne MuseumChildren's Gallery

The Children's Gallery will surprise, delight & intrigue children & their families. A world created especially for 3-8 year olds; the fascinating story of growth unfolds. Discover how plants, animals & humans change as they grow at the Big Box. 




Some forthcoming events at Melbourne Museum:

Melbourne Museum - Free monthly talk - Curatorial Conversations: Behind the Scenes Stories on Acquiring Artefacts

In this presentation Humanities curators will discuss how material comes to their attention and how it becomes part of the museum’s collections. They reveal some of the rich and remarkable stories behind recent acquisitions.

Telephone conversations out of left field, calls to action via social media, carefully nurtured community relationships and auction anxiety. Whether we’re collecting objects and stories that record Indigenous cultures, artefacts that document the historical experience of war, Invisible Farmer oral histories that re-write Australian farming history, or any other material relating to our wide-ranging collections, Museums Victoria’s Humanities curators work in diverse ways to acquire and preserve material for future generations.

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